An ambulance arrived at the West Wing of the White House on Aug. 30, to attend to an emergency regarding a National Security Council (NSC) staffer.
“A staffer had a medical issue, but is doing fine and being taken to the hospital out of precaution,” a White House spokesperson told The Hill.
Ambulance at the White House. Taking stretcher into the West Wing. pic.twitter.com/nmqYagH3VX
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Photos showed emergency service personnel bringing a stretcher into the building.
The ambulance pulled up to the West Wing at around 2 p.m. local time, USA Today reported.
The identity of the staffer was not disclosed.
The Washington Examiner reported that person suffered a seizure, and they were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The NSC is headed by John Bolton, the national security advisor. The NSC advises the president on military matters and intelligence.
“The National Security Council is the President’s principal forum for considering national security and foreign policy matters with his senior national security advisors and cabinet officials. Since its inception under President Truman, the Council’s function has been to advise and assist the President on national security and foreign policies. The Council also serves as the President’s principal arm for coordinating these policies among various government agencies,” says the NSC’s website, adding that the NSC was established in 1947.
Bolton was named as the head of the NSC after H. R. McMaster stepped down in March 2018. McMaster had replaced Michael Flynn.
Other details about the incident are not clear.