From KEYE TV: A woman is facing charges after police say she threw a Molotov cocktail at anti-abortion protesters who were standing outside of Planned Parenthood.
Melanie Toney, 52, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the affidavit, the incident happened around 6:25 p.m. on Monday at the Planned Parenthood building on East Ben White Boulevard.
Multiple witnesses told police that they witnessed Toney throw a flaming object out of the passenger side window of her BMW SUV near the protesters, the affidavit stated.
Police say witnesses reported that Toney had cardboard covering her license plate, in an effort to conceal it.
Police stopped Toney less than 3 miles from Planned Parenthood and she was taken into custody. The Austin Fire Department and arson investigators inspected the item that was thrown from Toney’s car, and determined it to be a “gum out fuel additive” bottle and a burned piece of paper towel that had been rolled into a wick. Toney remains in Travis County Jail.