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Police: NM man threw fireworks at police

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges after police say he threw banned fireworks at a police patrol car.

KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1be91et) that Christopher Brown was arrested Thursday evening moments following his tossing of a lit firework out of his truck window and onto a patrol’s hood.

According to a criminal complaint, Brown told officers he was trying to hit a passing bicyclist, not the officer.

Brown was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of fireworks.

The arrests came after city officials warned residents that Albuquerque was under heavy fireworks restrictions on July 4th because of extreme drought conditions.

It was unclear if Brown had an attorney.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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