x
Breaking News
More () »

Greensboro's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Greensboro, North Carolina | WFMYNEWS2.com

'I could see blood on my desk' | CA Senator 'startled' after blood-like liquid was thrown in meeting

"We were in the process of voting on bills, and all of a sudden I felt something at the back of my head."

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In her 13 years as a legislator, State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) never imagined experiencing what happened on the final day of the legislative session.

"We were in the process of voting on bills, and all of a sudden I felt something at the back of my head," said Galgiani. "Then, I felt something wet on my arm, and I looked down and I could see blood on my desk."

The California Highway Patrol arrested 43-year-old Rebecca Dalelio. Her charges include assault, vandalism, and willfully and knowingly engaging in any conduct within the State Capitol which disrupts the orderly conduct of official business.

RELATED: 'That's for the dead babies' | Woman arrested for possibly throwing blood onto Senate floor

CHP said the woman threw a "feminine hygiene device" with what "appeared to be blood".

Credit: Courtesy: Sacramento County Sheriff's Office
Rebecca Dalelio, the person arrested for allegedly throwing blood on the Senate floor on Friday, Sept. 13.

"I was startled." added Galgiani. "I had no idea really what had happened, and as it turned out, someone from the balcony who was protesting a bill that we had passed earlier in the week had thrown cups of blood down on to the Senate floor."

Officials haven't said what Dalelio's motive was, but Galgiani told ABC10 she heard her scream, 'this is the blood of the dead babies.' 

Friday's incident comes after a tense week at the State Capitol. Dozens of anti-vaccine demonstrators spend the week speaking out against the controversial vaccine bills signed by Governor Gavin Newsom

RELATED: Newsom signs vaccine bills cracking down on fraudulent exemptions

WATCH ALSO: 

Gavin Newsom signs bills cracking down on vaccine exemptions | Daily Blend