MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – A former cook at a suburban St. Louis sports bar is facing charges for allegedly trying to blow up the bar.
KMOV-TV reports that 19-year-old Alexander Silver is charged with one count of first-degree arson for allegedly throwing two Molotov cocktails at the front entrance of The Post sports bar on Sunday.
Police say Silver used his car to try and block the rear exit.
Detective Mike Gilb says police believe the intent was to trap workers inside.
Silver had been fired as a cook about a month ago, after working there for about five months.
Maplewood is a suburb west of St. Louis.