Haley inauguration interrupted by medical emergency

Troopers and doctors help the officer
Troopers and doctors help the officer

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A state law officer at the inauguration of South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley collapsed during the procession of dignitaries down the Statehouse steps.

The identity of the person was not immediately clear. Emergency medical workers responded and removed the officer on a stretcher from the stage where Haley is to take the oath of office.

Doctors who helped the officer tell News Ten's Ben Hoover, the officer might have been suffering from low blood pressure.

The ceremony was interrupted for about 15 minutes. It resumed with the announcer asking for a moment of silence, followed by a statement that the Bureau of Protective Services officer will be OK.

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