Woman Struck Police Horse With Flag Pole During Anti-Islam Rally

The flagpole had a silver nail at the top. 

By Gina Tron

During an anti-Islam march in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, a woman allegedly used a flag pole to strike a police horse in the neck. The demonstration was part of ACT for America's  "March Against Sharia,” which took place in multiple cities.

Troopers and police were trying to move a large crowd that was blocking a street when Lisa Simon used a flag pole with a silver nail at the top of the pole to strike a police horse named Sampson in the side of the neck, according to the Harrisburg Bureau of Police. Simon, 23, was accused obstructing the troopers from performing their duties to move the crowd onto the sidewalk. She also resisted arrest.

Sampson and his partner, a corporal, were able to keep working with minimal injury, according to the police press release.

Simon is charged with aggravated assault to police, taunting police animals, prohibited offensive weapons, obstruction to law enforcement function, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

[Harrisburg Bureau of Police]

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