Local media had been reporting that the arsonist was using some kind of Molotov cocktail to smash through the car windows.
Then someone tossed a Molotov cocktail into their hiding place, forcing them back onto the street.
The attack on the publication did not end with the Molotov cocktail thrown into its offices.
1940, a term from Russo-Finnish War (used and satirically named by the Finns), from Molotov (from Russian molot "hammer") name taken by Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skriabin (1890-1986), Soviet minister of foreign affairs 1939-1949.
An incendiary bomb made from a breakable container, such as a bottle, filled with flammable liquid and provided with a rag wick. Used by the Soviets against the invading German armies in World War II, these bombs were nicknamed after V. M. Molotov, a foreign minister of the Soviet Union at that time.
A haircut in which the side hair is shaved off, leaving a brushlike line of hair down the middle of the scalp: like this guy that comes into Mattie's all the time with a Mohawk/all make a good Mohawk
[1970s+; fr its fancied resemblance to the hairstyle of Mohawk Indian males; the style was much affected by the punk rockers]