Attorney General Holder admitted to hospital

BY newsdesk  February 27, 2014 at 12:21 PM EST

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Attorney General Eric Holder was admitted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington Thursday morning after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath.

Brian Fallon, the director of public affairs for the Department of Justice, said that Holder began experiencing symptoms during his regular morning meeting with senior staff and was transported to the hospital via ambulance as a precaution. “He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition,” Fallon said in a statement. “He is alert and conversing with his doctors. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”