Hillary Clinton reportedly had to leave an event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City on Sunday because of a "medical episode."
Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal said a law enforcement source told him Clinton left the event early, appearing to faint on the curb and had to be helped into her van by her security detail, even losing one of her shoes. Reporters following Clinton tweeted they did not have any information about her current whereabouts.
"It happened in an area that was off-limits to the press, so the pool reporters that follow Hillary Clinton wherever she goes didn't see it. They didn't know about it," Leventhal said. "As far as we know, there were no cameras at that location."
Footage arose later of what Leventhal's source described.
Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss
— Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016
He added there was no confirmation from the campaign at the time about why she left early.
"According to my source, who was 15 feet away … she was clearly having some kind of medical episode, stumbled and nearly fell as her knees buckled and she came off that curb, and then was helped by her protective detail into her van and left Ground Zero within the last 30 minutes," he said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 11, 2016
Law enforcement source tell @FoxNews Clinton left 9/11 ceremony because of some sort of medical issue, Trump still there
— Chris Snyder (@ChrisSnyderFox) September 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton left viewing area for 9/11 ceremony about 30 mins ago. No info about her current whereabouts.
— Lisa Lerer (@llerer) September 11, 2016
BREAKING: law enf source: Hillary Clinton just left 9/11 ceremony w/medical episode, appeared to faint on way into van, helped by security
— RickLeventhalFoxNews (@RickLeventhal) September 11, 2016
@HillaryClinton did leave the 9/11 ceremony viewing area 45+ m ago. Her poolers not taken w her and we cannot verify status or location.
— Margaret Talev (@margarettalev) September 11, 2016
Clinton left the 9/11 ceremony 30+ mins ago but press pool was not told to where. Aides now not responding to any Qs about her whereabouts
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 11, 2016
— Ed Henry (@edhenry) September 11, 2016
Update, 11:09 a.m.: Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill released a statement that Clinton felt "overheated" and went to her daughter Chelsea's apartment to recuperate. She is now feeling "much better."
Statement from Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill: Hillary felt overheated, went to Chelsea's, feeling better pic.twitter.com/Ro5TO6Ny7H
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) September 11, 2016
Update: 12:44 p.m.: Clinton emerged from her daughter's apartment late Sunday morning, saying she felt great and it was a beautiful day in New York. She did not take formal questions from reporters. She was then taken to her home in Chappaqua, New York, but pool reporters were not allowed to join.
Hillary is headed to home to Chappaqua without press pool, which is still waiting for info from campaign on whether she met w a Dr, per pool
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 11, 2016