SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on action on the final day of the California Legislature (all times local):
Police in California say the item a woman threw onto the floor of the state Senate is a feminine hygiene product containing what appeared to be blood.
A news release from the California Highway Patrol said officers have arrested the woman on charges including assault, vandalism and disrupting the orderly conduct of official business at the state Capitol.
Police did not identify the woman or offer a motive, referring to her as a "demonstrator." But the act came as hundreds of protesters packed the Capitol to demonstrate against a recently passed law seeking to crack down on fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations.
The state Senate relocated to a committee room to complete its work.
California lawmakers are meeting in a committee room after a woman threw red liquid from the public gallery in the Senate chambers.
The Senate had just finished a vote Friday when a woman tossed a red liquid from the public gallery and declaring "that's for the dead babies."
Senators, staff and others cleared the room as authorities investigated.
Friday is the final day of the legislative session, and lawmakers have bills to debate before adjourning for the year. The Senate is scheduled to finish its work in a committee room.
Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said Capitol law enforcement official had dealt with the situation. Representatives from the California Highway Patrol have not commented.
A woman has thrown red liquid from the public gallery of the California Senate, hitting several senators and delaying the final day of the legislative session.
The woman said something about "dead babies" after she threw the liquid on Friday. Authorities quickly cleared the Senate chambers.
Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins called the behavior "unacceptable." She said in a news release that Capitol law enforcement officials had dealt with the situation.
Atkins said the Senate will "continue to do the people's important business."
The incident comes as dozens of protesters have filled the Capitol to demonstrate against a bill that seeks to curb the fraudulent issuance of medical exemptions for vaccinations. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law earlier this week.