UPDATE 2p ET: Eric Holder has left the hospital and is at home resting, according to the Justice Department.


Jon Scott just reported moments ago that Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to a hospital as a precaution after feeling faint.

The following statement was released by the Justice Department:

"During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath. As a precaution, the Attorney General was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation. He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."

We'll update you on the situation as more details become available.