WHAT HAPPENED?

White House Staffer Has Finger Accident

A member of the staff for the White House residence was taken by ambulance to a local hospital on Tuesday following a minor injury. Initial reports said that the injury could be life-threatening, but a White House spokesperson said the ambulance was called “out of an abundance of caution.” The injury was said to be to the hand, and the staffer may have had a "possible amputation of one or two fingers," said Lon Walls, a fire and EMS spokesman. The ambulance was called to the first residence around 11 a.m. and, upon arrival at the hospital, the man’s injuries were classified as life-threatening.