Kennedy Taken from Luncheon with Obama, Byrd OK

By: Mike Waterhouse; Michael Wooten; Associated Press Email
By: Mike Waterhouse; Michael Wooten; Associated Press Email

UPDATE @ 3:19pm
Spokesperson for Senator Byrd, Jesse Jacobs, tells that Byrd is fine and was not taken to the hospital.

Jacobs says Senator Byrd was sitting with Senator Kennedy and his wife when Kennedy needed help. He says Byrd's security detail took him away from the table and a medical team followed, but he required no medical attention.

Jacobs says Senator Byrd was upset over the situation with Senator Kennedy, but he is now sitting in his office.

From The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sens. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., and Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., have been taken from an inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama.

A Capitol police officer stood up at the luncheon and said medical attention was needed.

NBC News is reporting that

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