Man charged with setting fire in alley off Falcon Street, East Boston

A man spotted on surveillance video walking away from a trash bag that then erupted in flames yesterday afternoon was charged with arson, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

East Boston District Court Judge John McDonald set bail at $1,000 for John Cherry at his arraignment this morning.

Prosecutors say the fire did an estimated $5,000 in damage to the exterior of a multi-family home at 26 Falcon St.

According ro the DA's office:

As part of their investigation, Boston Police and Boston Fire investigators gathered surveillance video from the area. Among the imagery they collected was footage showing Cherry walking down the alley and then walking back a few minutes later. Moments after he emerged, the fire began, prosecutors said.

Innocent, etc.

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