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Suspicious man arrested for ‘causing alarm’

Birmingham police on Friday, July 2, arrested a suspicious man found lurking in the backyard of a residence in the 1800 block of Washington Boulevard.


Police said a homeowner told police dispatch that a man wearing a hat, backpack and sweatshirt was in their backyard about 1:09 a.m. Police searched the area and found a man matching the description walking nearby.


Officers questioned the man, who denied being in the backyard. A witness said the man walked up the driveway into the backyard and was seen looking through the backdoor of the residence, as well as a neighbor’s residence, before leaving the two yards.


The man was arrested and cited for “causing alarm.”

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