In separate incidents a pair of Brooklyn lawyers and a woman were indicted yesterday, June 11th, on federal explosives and arson charges for allegedly tossing Molotov cocktails at NYPD vehicles.
The woman, Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, is accused of hurling the makeshift explosive at an NYPD vehicle on May 30th. Four policemen were in the car.
Meanwhile in a separate incident, two lawyers residing in Brooklyn allegedly threw their own Molotov cocktail at an unoccupied police vehicle. The accused are Urooj Rahman, 31, and Colinford Mattis, 32.
Besides tossing the incendiary device Shader is also accused of biting one of the officer’s legs when she was being taken into custody.
All three face life in prison on the seven-count indictments, charging them with the use of explosives, arson, use of explosives to commit a felony, arson conspiracy, use of a destructive device, civil disorder, and making or possessing a destructive device.
Fortunately, no officers were injured.