Woman charged with attempted murder of 4 NYPD cops during protests
A woman was charged with the attempted murder of NYPD cops after hurling a Molotov cocktail into a marked, occupied police van in Brooklyn, authorities said.
The device did not ignite, and all of the officers got out of the van safely, police said.
Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskills, NY, tossed the incendiary device through a rear window of the van at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue around 10:40 p.m., police said.
Shader then allegedly bit an officer on the leg as she was taken into custody, police said. She faces four counts of attempted murder of a police officer, attempted arson, assault on a cop, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Shader’s sister, Darian, 21, was also taken into custody after she tried to interfere with the arrest. She’s charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration, police said.
“We will NEVER tolerate this — EVER!” said Paul DiGiacomo, head of the Detectives Endowment Association, who slammed the sisters as “violent criminals.”
“In other incidents, cops were hit with bricks, brass knuckles, and bottles,” he said, promising that “in addition to ensuring the strongest possible criminal charges are filed against these vicious criminals, we will be bringing civil actions against any person who harms a Detective.”
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