Court date for woman accused of attacking police horse in Harrisburg

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 7, 2017 4:10 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Charges against a Philadelphia woman accused of attacking a police horse while protesting a demonstration against Shariah law in Harrisburg have been upheld after a preliminary hearing.

Harrisburg police say 23-year-old Lisa Joy Simon hit a state trooper's horse in the neck with a flag pole that had a nail protruding from it. Neither the horse nor the trooper was badly injured.

Her attorney argues she was likely protecting herself as the trooper was using the horse to push back a crowd.

Ajudge bound the charges to Dauphin County court.

Simon was part of a group protesting against the anti-Islamic law demonstrators.

The event was organized by ACT for America, which staged similar rallies in several other states. Some Muslim groups have said the protesters unfairly distort their beliefs.

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