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Attorney General Holder is discharged from hospital

Posted Feb 27, 2014 12:12 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Photo courtesy of the Justice Department.

Updated: Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized this morning after he experienced faintness and shortness of breath and released this afternoon.

Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement that the 63-year-old Holder was taken to the hospital as a precaution, the Washington Post and NBC News report. He experienced the symptoms this morning during a regular staff meeting.

A 911 call was received by city dispatchers at 9:43 a.m. ET, and Holder was taken to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center by ambulance, NBC reported. Holder was discharged at 1:15 p.m. He is resting at home, the Post reports.

Last updated at to 3:56 p.m. note Holder's release and add the Twitter photo.

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