HUD Secretary Ben Carson gets stuck in elevator while visiting South Florida

Ben Carson Got Stuck In a Miami Elevator Because Of Course He Did

- Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was on a tour of Miami's public housing system when he and his wife reportedly became stuck inside an elevator.

From Overtown, Carson went to Collins Park Apartments in Allapattah. No one was injured and they were released after about 15 or 20 minutes.

But the Miami Herald reports Mourning was waiting anxiously in the building's lobby as firefighters labored to pry the doors open, and wasn't in the elevator with the group.

Mourning was late, so Carson checked out the building's recreation room and roof without him.

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Carson is in Miami as part of a national listening tour, during which he hopes to hear from people who rely on public housing and from organizations that support it.

Mourning is behind the development of the affordable housing project at 1699 NW Fourth Ave. that opened past year. At around 8:39 a.m., he found his way out of the elevator after the City of Miami Fire Rescue was able to assist.

NBC Miami reported that Carson is expected to visit Florida Memorial University Wednesday and appear as the keynote address at the NAACP Fair Housing Month Conference at Miami Dade College's North Campus.


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