WASHINGTON - August 16. 2010 - Senator Carl Levin was hit in the face with a pie this morning at a question-and-answer session on what should've been friendly ground in Big Rapids.
The Democrat from Detroit was speaking to members of the Mecosta County Democrat Party when a young man - who described himself as a student - began chastising Levin for his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which helps direct military and war policy.
After a few minutes of speaking at Pepper's Café and Deli, a woman who accompanied the student to the event walked up to Levin and hit him in the face with a pie, a source with Levin's office confirmed.
Big Rapids Police arrested the woman on assault and battery charges.
The Big Rapids Pioneer newspaper reported the woman's name as Ahlam Mohsen, a 23-year-old senior at Michigan State University; and her friend who instigated the incident with Levin as Max Kantar, 23. MSU lists Mohsen as a student, but it's unknown what school Kantar attends.
Levin hasn't made a public statement on the incident.