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Woman Hits Senate Armed Services Chairman With Pie

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Michigan authorities say U.S. Sen. Carl Levin was hit in the face with an apple pie during a meeting with constituents in northern Michigan.

Big Rapids police arrested 22-year-old Ahlam M. Mohsen of Coldwater on assault and disorderly conduct charges.

Levin is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Mohsen told the Big Rapids Pioneer she hoped "to send a message that liberals and Democrats are just as implicated" in war as Republicans.

Levin says in a statement that the pie didn't hurt him but such extreme actions hurt protesters' cause.

Police say a man who read a statement before Mohsen hit Levin and a woman who videotaped the attack could also face charges. Big Rapids is 150 miles northwest of Detroit.
      
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