The incident was revealed by a statement from a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service , George Ogilvie . " Protesters were not living for Clinton's speech at the Mandalay Bay Hotel , " he said , as quoted by Reuters .
Ogilvie said that since the beginning of the security officers , Secret Service and hotels , have already marked the women's shoe thrower . " As soon as the agent and the hotel security approached him, he threw the shoe (toward Clinton ) and he was immediately arrested . "
Excerpts of the speech and the shoe throwing incident was caught on camera and then aired on the television network KTNV - TV . Here is the link of the news and video footage of the incident :
Look , throw the shoes narrowly missed the head is Hillary . However, the reflex reaction of 66 -year -old woman was seen still quite spry . He immediately looked down to the left side and slightly bent .
When the incident occurred , according to The Las Vegas Review - Journal , Clinton making a speech in front of about 1,000 conference participants about recycling metals . " Did someone throw something at me ? " Clinton said shortly after the incident .
Hillary 's comments appears when the camera is panned woman who threw shoes led officers to leave the conference arena . " Is this part of the Cirque du Soleil ? " Hillary is torn up to make participants laugh . He continues , " My goodness , I do not know that waste management is so controversial . "
Mark Carpenter , the Institute of Scrap Recycling spokesman Industries , ensuring the shoe thrower not at all associated with the institution. The Institute is an event organizer that presents Hillary as a speaker .
" Our staff refused access to him but he broke through the security officer . Officer safety ( other ) intercepted when approaching the stage . He has been handed over to law enforcement , " said Carpenter .
Throwing a shoe at the stage of world politics is a form of protest that have appeared in diverse parts of the world . In 2008 , for example , President George W. Bush throws shoes get when appearing with Iraqi Prime Minister at a press conference in Baghdad .
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A spokesman for the hotel told Reuters that he had no information regarding the incident . While Clinton's spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment on this incident .