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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Woman attacks art work at Loveland Museum

 

Museum Incident Oct. 6, 2010

Update as of 5 p. m., Oct. 6, 2010

A woman is in custody as a result of an incident at the Loveland Museum/Gallery at approximately 4 p. m., Oct. 6, 2010 in relation to the current controversy over a work of art in a museum display.

Loveland police are on the scene.

According to reports, a woman allegedly came into the museum and stood in front of the controversial image. Using a crowbar or similar tool, she then broke the glass that protected the image and tore up the artwork. She cut herself in the process of doing so.

It was originally reported that police had received reports of gunfire at the museum, but it appears the noise was due to the banging of the crowbar against the glass to break it. No firearm was involved.

The Loveland Police will continue to investigate this incident.


Update as of 8:15 a.m.., Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010

A woman is in custody as a result of an incident at the Loveland Museum/Gallery at approximately 4 p.m., Oct. 6, 2010 in relation to the current controversy over a work of art in a museum display.

Kathleen Folden, age 56 of Kalispell, Mont., is currently in custody on a charge of criminal mischief, a Class 4 felony. She was transported to the Larimer County Detention Center in Fort Collins.

According to reports, a woman allegedly came into the museum and stood in front of the controversial image. Using a crowbar, she then broke the Plexiglas that protected the image and tore up the artwork. She cut herself in the process of doing so.

The damaged piece, The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals by Enrique Chagoya, was removed from the building by Loveland police.

It was originally reported that police had received reports of gunfire at the museum, but it appears the noise was due to the banging of the crowbar against the glass to break it. No firearm was involved.

The Loveland Police will continue to investigate this incident. Police will continue to be present at the Museum/Gallery during the current exhibit.


© 2010, City of Loveland, Colorado


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