(CNN) - A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday during a speech in Las Vegas, according to the Secret Service.
She ducked and it missed her, joking afterward about the incident that occurred during an appearance before a recycling trade group.
"My goodness, I didn't know solid waste management was so controversial," she quipped.
"Thank goodness she didn't play softball like I did," she added.
The Secret Service took the woman into custody. They said she was not a ticketed guest and slipped past hotel security.
She was not named and only identified as a protester. But it was not clear what she was protesting.
The incident happened shortly after Clinton took the stage to address the meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.
Mark Carpenter, spokesman for The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, said the woman was not affiliated with his group and was not credentialed for the event.
He said she "must have slipped under the rope at the last second."
"I saw papers fly when the protester stood up. I saw papers flying in the air," he said.
Carpenter said there were about 1,000 people in attendance.
Clinton's appearance is the latest in a series of high-profile speaking engagements for the former secretary of state since leaving the Obama administration. She is considered the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential race.
CNN's Dan Merica contributed to this report.
Poor Hillary! There are 320-million 'right' shoes in this country. Still, that would be far safer than being her direct report in Benghazi!
On the positive side, Kathleen Sibelius is looking for work. I say she should be rewarded for all that good work. She can run Hillary's 2016 Campaign website, and provide here with data analytics and demographic data! What do you liberals think?
Typically you call it a dodge if she moves out of the way before the shoe is 5 feet past her.
Ban all shoes from any political gathering
maybe the woman was just sick and tired of the clitions, hillary, bill chelsy, good for her,,
i love u hillary clinton. hope soon we will be together.
Next time someone needs to throw US Constitution to her.
This woman is lucky i wasnt there to witness her do this to mRs clinton! I would of thrown my 10 1/2 straight dab in her face! HILARY 2016!
The other day somebody commented that President George W. Bush was such a bad president that someone through a shoe at him. Well, it looks like Hillary Clinton is not even Presient and is already so bad that she joined the same club aleady. Did not take very long...
The sole reason she threw that shoe is because of what happened in Benghazi. – simple.
I hope this woman is prosecuted. I really don't want this to become the norm for America.
Pretty good line after the incident by our next POTUS.
Security needs to be fired and that woman put in jail. She could have brought a gun.
She handled with Humility and Humor. Way to Go ! ( Despite the toxic hate being generated by fox news network and rich talk show hosts)
How very Republican of the shoe-thrower. Republicans are the party of Nasty, Viciousness, and Insults, not to mention being the party of No Ideas. Violence is all that is left for a person inable to articulate intelligence. I really don't understand how anyone votes Republican.
Not a crime, not a MDW, just someone who obviouslly dislikes Hillary!!
I think that was Ann Coulter.
Who throws a shoe!? Honestly!??
Classy, real classy.
Who throws a shoe? Honestly.
She didn't notice the shoe until it had passed. The thrower luckily missed.
Nice job Secret Service. Ya know, we'd like her to be around for 2016 so how about paying attention next time.
LOL welcome to Bush's world Mrs. Clinton.
hopefully this will catch on as a new national pastime....
I'll throw the other shoe. And I'm a democrat.
Why the press dont ask the lady why she did that?Maybe the cause is justified.Hillary Clinton is a puppet cotroled by the CFR and the owners.