Ben Carson rescued from a Miami elevator while Alonzo Mourning waits

Ben Carson gets trapped in elevator
Ben Carson gets trapped in elevator


    Ben Carson gets trapped in elevator


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Story highlights

  • 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.