Man accused of setting fire outside charter school

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A homeless man is facing charges after police say he set a fire at an Albuquerque charter school. Anthony Tolbert is accused of setting fire along a stairwell at ABQ Charter Academy near Martin Luther King Jr. and Broadway on Wednesday.

According to a criminal complaint, the responding officer had to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. Court records show a long criminal history over the last nine years with dozens of arrests.

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