President Barack Obama has abruptly ended a round of golf and sped toward his family’s vacation home for what is being described as a “personal matter.” An ambulance was seen speeding toward their compound.
White House aides said the speedy departure and return to the president’s home was not a matter of national security or because of a threat to Obama’s safety.
Obama was playing golf when reporters who travel with him were quickly assembled for a return to the first family’s neighborhood.
Journalists saw an ambulance speed past with its lights on, heading toward the end of Obama’s street. The ambulance would have passed through a security checkpoint at the end of the street.
An administration official states that a child of an Obama family friend was injured, and that the first family is fine.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.