U.S. attorney general taken to hospital, in good condition: statement

Holder short of breath during a morning meeting with his staff

Published: February 27 2014 | 10:21 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 4:13 am in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to a Washington, D.C., hospital as a precaution on Thursday after he felt faint and was short of breath during a morning meeting with his staff, his office said in a statement.

"He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors," according to the statement.

Holder, 63, is an appointee of President Barack Obama and has been the head of the U.S. Justice Department since 2009.

(Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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