MIAMI, FL - APRIL 12:  U.S. Housing and Urban Development  Secretary Ben Carson visits Colllins Park apartment complex on April 12, 2017 in Miami, Florida.  Secretary Carson is on a national listening tour to hear from the people and organizations who rely on and support public housing. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Ben Carson gets trapped in elevator
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Ben Carson was touring a housing facility in Florida

He got stuck in an elevator

CNN  — 

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is safe and sound, thanks to the Miami Fire and Police Departments who rescued him from a stuck elevator Wednesday.

The incident occurred while Carson was touring an affordable housing complex in Overtown, a Miami neighborhood. Waiting outside the elevator: former Miami Heat and NBA star Alonzo Mourning.

“Great meeting w/ Alonzo Mourning who is doing great work with low income housing & thanks to the hard working @miamipd and @cityofmiamifire,” Carson tweeted after the incident was resolved.

A Miami Herald reporter covering Carson and Mourning’s tour estimated Carson was stuck for about 20 minutes.

“20 minutes later @SecretaryCarson is freed from stuck elevator at Courtside Morning Apts. Alonzo Mourning looks more relieved than anyone,” tweeted Rene Rodriguez, the Herald reporter.

A CNN request for comment from Carson was not immediately returned.