SA hotel attack: Russell Weribone allegedly threw molotov cocktail

A man accused of throwing a molotov cocktail over the front bar of a southern suburbs hotel is also charged with entering a licensed premises after being barred, a court has heard.

On Thursday, Russell Terrence Weribone, 40, of Reynella, faced the Christies Beach Magistrates Court following his arrest late on Wednesday.

He has yet to plead to one count of committing acts to endanger life and breaching his bail conditions.

If convicted, he faces a maximum 15-year prison term.

Police allege that, just after 11.30pm on Tuesday, a man allegedly entered a southern suburbs hotel and threw a molotov cocktail over the bar counter.

The device, which did not ignite, narrowly missed hotel staff – no one was injured.

The man left the hotel prior to patrols arriving but, as a result of investigations, detectives subsequently arrested Weribone.

On Thursday, Weribone’s counsel said their client had also been charged with entering a licensed premises against a barring order.

Weribone made no application for bail and was remanded in custody until March.

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