US Attorney General Eric Holder Rushed to Hospital

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A Justice Department official released the following statement, according to NBC Washington: "During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath. As a precaution, the Attorney General was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation."

NBC News' Pete Williams reports that Holder, who has no known health issues, was taken to the hospital by his security detail and not in an ambulance.


The official told the news station that Holder, who is 63 and an avid basketball player, has undergone several tests and is resting comfortably, is in good condition and is alert and talking with doctors. NBC Washington's Chris Gordon notes that Holder will remain at the hospital, where he will be observed for further testing and observation.

Holder had been scheduled to attend President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" event Thursday evening, NBC Washington reports.

Read more at NBC Washington.

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