Hillary Clinton dodges hurled object during Las Vegas speech: report

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:52 PM

(Reuters) - A woman threw an object at Hillary Clinton as the former secretary of State was delivering a speech on Thursday at a conference in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper reported.

Clinton dodged the object, which may have been a shoe, and joked about it during her remarks at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino, the newspaper said.

"Is that somebody throwing something at me?" Clinton asked, according to the Review-Journal. "Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?"

A hotel spokeswoman told Reuters she had no information on the incident. A spokesman for Clinton did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Las Vegas police, who reportedly arrested the protester, referred calls to the Secret Service in Washington, D.C., which could not immediately comment.

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Clinton had been speaking to more than 1,000 people attending a metal recycling conference in Las Vegas.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Leslie Adler)