Woman arrested after molotov cocktail thrown into elderly lady’s home

A WOMAN has been arrested after allegedly throwing two molotov cocktails at a house in Adelaide overnight.

Police allege just after 8.30pm, fire crews were called to a house on Spains Road in Salisbury after a molotov cocktail was thrown through a front window.

It sparked a small fire, which caused damage to a section of carpet, before a 77-year-old woman was able to extinguish it.


Thankfully, the woman was not physically injured but she was taken to Lyell McEwin Hospital and treated for shock.

Investigations also revealed a molotov cocktail was thrown at the property earlier in the night however, it struck the front of the house and did not cause any damage.

Following investigations, detectives arrested a 40-year-old woman.

She has since been charged with two counts of arson and three counts of attempt arson following similar incidents in the area in the last week.

She has also been charged with two counts of endangering life.

The woman is due to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court later today.