Civilian suffers hand injury at White House

A man who was a member of the White House residence staff suffered a hand injury at work Tuesday morning.

"There was a minor injury with a member of the residence staff – an ambulance was called out of an abundance of caution," said an administration official.

Lon Walls, spokesman for the D.C. Fire and EMS Department, told The Hill that emergency services were called to the White House at 10:52 a.m.

“We went there with a report of a possible amputation of either one or two fingers,” Walls said, but could not provide further details on the nature of the injury or what led to it.

The identity of the injured male has not yet been released.

Walls said "the person was assessed and we transported him to Washington Hospital Center.”

Updated at 7:27 p.m.

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