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Attorney General Eric Holder Briefly Hospitalized on Thursday

WI Web Staff | 2/27/2014, noon | Updated on 2/27/2014, 3 p.m.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder was briefly hospitalized Thursday after falling ill during staff meeting, a Justice Department official said.

"During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the attorney general began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath," department spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement. "As a precaution, the attorney general was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation."

Holder was discharged early afternoon and sent home, the department said.