Woman arrested for allegedly trying to light Molotov cocktail in Times Square

Police say the woman attempted to light a glass bottle filled with unknown liquid in Times Square Friday night. (@CarliSerrano/Twitter)

Police say the woman attempted to light a glass bottle filled with unknown liquid in Times Square Friday night. (@CarliSerrano/Twitter)

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — A woman was arrested for allegedly trying to light what looked like a Molotov cocktail in Times Square Friday night.

Ludvini Baugierdechevestre, 24, was in Times Square near Broadway and 46th Street about 10 p.m. when she allegedly tried to light a rag that was stuffed into a glass bottle filled with liquid, police said.

When officers saw her, they took the bottle away and arrested her.

Baugierdechevestre was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation, police said.

She was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and placing a false bomb.

It’s unclear if the liquid was explosive and the incident is under investigation.