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Woman who threw shoe at Hillary Clinton wanted to get her attention, lawyer says

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Steve Marcus

A woman, center, is led away by a security team after an object was thrown at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she spoke to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Hillary Clinton Speaks at 2014 Institute of Scrap Recycling

A woman, center, is led away by a security team after an object was thrown at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she spoke to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Thursday, April 10, 2014. Launch slideshow »

The lawyer for Alison Michelle Ernst said his client threw a sneaker at Clinton to draw attention to U.S. troops who suffered heavy metal poisoning while in Afghanistan. Ernst will undergo a mental competency evaluation before federal charges go forward.

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