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Man in Wig Throws Cake At Glass Protecting Mona Lisa

Visitors next to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Visitors next to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Photographer: Eric Feferberg /AFP/Getty Images

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Paris (AP) -- A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth.

The Paris prosecutor's office said Monday that the 36-year-old man was detained following Sunday's incident and sent to a police psychiatric unit. An investigation has been opened into the damage of cultural artifacts.