U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ NLJ)

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. was taken to a hospital Thursday morning after experiencing “faintness and shortness of breath,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Holder began experiencing the symptoms during a regular morning meeting with senior staff, according to the department. He was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center “as a precaution” and was “currently resting comfortably and in good condition.”

The Justice Department did not say what may have caused the symptoms.

Holder only had one public event scheduled for today, a joint appearance with President Barack Obama this afternoon at the White House for the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, a program aimed at empowering boys and young men of color.

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