(CNN) A White woman accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car in late May during a George Floyd protest in Brooklyn claims she was given the device by a Black protester, New York prosecutors say.
But investigators said the woman got the bottle for the Molotov cocktail from a friend in upstate New York, according to court filings from the US District Court, Eastern District of New York.
The woman, Samantha Shader, was indicted June 11 on seven counts: use of explosives, arson, using an explosive to commit a felony, arson conspiracy, use of a destructive device, civil disorder and possessing and making a destructive device.
Prosecutors say video provided by a witness shows Shader approaching an NYPD car filled with four officers in Brooklyn on May 30 and throwing a Molotov cocktail at the car, shattering two windows and causing internal damage to the vehicle. The officers in the vehicle arrested Shader, according to the complaint.
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