Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized

11:56 AM, Feb 27, 2014   |    comments
US Attorney General Eric Holder (CNN)
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WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to an area hospital Thursday after reporting faintness and shortness of breath.

Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said Holder, 63, began experiencing the symptoms during a regular senior staff meeting at the department.

"As a precaution, the attorney general was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation,'' Fallon said. "He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors.''

(USA TODAY)

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