U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to a hospital early Thursday as a precaution to feelings of faintness and shortness of breath while working.
A department statement said said Holder was “resting comfortably and in good condition” at a Washington hospital after feeling the symptoms during a morning meeting with senior staff.
The department said he was alert, talking with his doctors and undergoing further evaluation. Holder, a trim 63-year-old, is known inside the department for bypassing the elevator and taking the stairs at a brisk pace to reach his 5th-floor office. He also plays basketball.
President Obama has been notified and wishes Holder a “speedy recovery.”
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