Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized as precaution for faintness

Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized as precaution for faintness

February 27th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Jan. 29, 2014, file photo.

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill...

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WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder has been taken to the hospital as a precaution after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work.

A statement from the department says Holder is "resting comfortably and in good condition" at a Washington hospital after feeling the symptoms during a Thursday morning meeting with senior staff.

The department says the 63-year-old attorney general is alert, talking with his doctors and undergoing further evaluation.

No additional information was immediately provided.