A Michigan State student was arrested Monday after allegedly throwing a pie in the face of Sen. Carl LevinCarl Milton LevinRemembering leaders who put country above party Strange bedfellows oppose the filibuster Listen, learn and lead: Congressional newcomers should leave the extremist tactics at home MORE (D-Mich.).

According to multiple reports, police arrested 23-year-old student Ahlam Mohsen on assault and battery charges after she reportedly threw a pie in the senator's face during a question-and-answer session at a deli in Big Rapids, Mich.

Mohsen told a local ABC affiliate her action was to protest Levin and other Democrats' support for Israel.

"Carl Levin is one of the most respected senators in Congress," she said. "People tend to blame the war on Republicans, but we wanted to target Levin today to send a message that liberals and Democrats are just as implicated in the violence as the Republicans."

Levin said that people who throw or hit someone with an item don't "understand the blessings of America."