(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.
What happened to Anthony Weiner ?
What was in the shoe ?
She had her Bush moment. Fitting.
Not to say I'm a fan of GW Bush, but he is way better at Dodging shoes. Hillary didn't even duck until after the shoe passed her. Fortunately for her, blondie has bad aim. This article totally overplays her shoe dodging abilities.
Looks like Rush is going to have a guest on his show
Not only did she handled beautifully and got out of the way but she shows that she can take it and joke about it.
The woman lost a pair of, I hope, not too fancy expensive pair of shoes.
Stupid of her to think Hillary doesn't have Secret Service detail with her everywhere she goes. Duh!
Put a medal on that women chest. should have thrown rotten tomatos
Ethel, git your clothes on.....
Probably a Republican stunt.
You haven't really made it 'til someone throws a shoe at you.
was it a new shoe .....hill could give it to the needy and look caring in the eyes of CNN.
Thats what we need in the WhiteHouse a person quick on her feet. NOw if that had been a Republican within 20 minutes it would have been a full-blown act of terrorism. Lol
who throws a shoe? really?
That won't stop her from running
she didn't duck, it missed her completely
She just slipped through security, no big deal, that's pretty scary!
I won't vote for any Democrat. Since Obama things haven't gotten much better. Only worse. Gas and everything connected to it is way up and his leftist billionaire Democrat friend that owns ATK, owns all the government contracts from major ammo manufacturers causing ammo,powder and bullets to become non-existant to the public. Why does our government need all this ammo and reloading components?????Its their gun control, no bullets for the masses or public. Whats that tell you? We never had any other president cause these type of problems.
Bush ducks better
I knew it! Hillary did play softball!
What difference does it make Hillary?
Secret service is losing it man.
Hey wasn't Lerner found in contempt of court yesterday? CNN you might want to do a quick article on that considering every other major news outlet is. I guess Flight 370 and shoes flying around is more sensational.
Well – shoes have now been thrown at both Bush and Clinton. Regardless of party, this is total disrespect to people who have been in high levels of government and have dedicated their lives to personal service. We the people have become so disrespectul and divided by radio talk show hosts and right/left wing TV stations. Hate and disrespect are not things we want to teach our children. Wars can be started with this kind of vitriol
These boots are made for stalking.
She didn't dodge it….it missed her. If the shoe would have been on-target, she would have been hit!!!!
Other than collecting a fee why was Clinton there? Why was the protester there other than to throw a shoe? Why didn't Carpenter use the opportunity to push his group and their agenda?