Clinton was speaking before an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries at the Mandalay Bay resort. However, Clinton ducked and the shoe missed her by an inch. Interestingly, she then joked about it.
"Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?", she said.
The audience was encouraging as it applauded and laughed as Clinton resumed her speech. She further said,"My goodness, I didn't know that solid waste management was so controversial.Thank goodness she didn't play softball like I did."
US Secret Service supervisory special agent, Brian Spellacy, without identifying the woman, said it wasn't immediately clear what the charges would be.
A witness in the front row said that she saw an orange object flying toward the stage from the side aisle and papers fluttering in the air. She further added,"the woman had walked down the aisle to within six rows of the front of the seating area, threw the items, turned around, put her hands in the air and walked toward the back of the room. Security officers quickly caught up with her."
The woman, on the other hand, was calm. Without identifying the motive behind her action, the woman described what she did in details.
Spellacy and Mark Carpenter, spokesman for the recycling institute, revealed that the woman was not a credentialed convention member and was not supposed to be there in the ballroom. Later, the attendee of the meeting handed over pieces of paper that were thrown by the woman.
It appeared to be a copy of a Department of Defense document labelled confidential, dated to August 1967. It referred to an operation "Cynthia" in Bolivia.