Albany

Police: Man tried to set fire to Albany PD car in riot; Charged earlier in tractor-trailer fire

Ah-Juan Boyd (inset); The burning tractor trailer (background)
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Ah-Juan Boyd (inset); The burning tractor trailer (background)

Categories: News, Schenectady County

ALBANY – An Albany man has been arrested, accused of trying to set an Albany Police car on fire during the June 1 riot in the city, police said.

The same man was charged previously, accused of setting a tractor-trailer on fire in the May 30 riot, two days earlier, police said.

Ah-Juan Boyd, 24, of Albany, was charged this week with third-degree arson and second-degree riot.

He is accused of placing a mattress against the patrol car at First Street and Henry Johnson Boulevard and setting  the mattress on fire, police said. Boyd and others had surrounded Albany police, who were blocking traffic at the intersection, police said.

Boyd was arraigned on the new charges and ordered held.

Boyd was previously charged in June with the tractor-trailer fire. In that case, rioters stopped the tractor-trailer on South Pearl Street and Boyd is accused of setting fire to it, police said then.

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