Ben Carson rescued from elevator in affordable housing complex tour

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While on his way to meet with Miami residents about their experiences living in public housing, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson got a first-hand look.

Members of the Miami Fire and Police Department scrambled to the Courtside Family Apartments to free the HUD Secretary from the stalled elevator, and thankfully no one was hurt.

So, when Carson got stuck in the elevator, Mourning apologized profusely, said the Herald.

Mourning arrived just as Carson and Liu had squeezed into an elevator, along with other HUD officials, to check out the roof. But here's the catch: The building was co-developed by former National Basketball Association player, Alonzo Mourning's, non-profit group.

It happened at an apartment complex in the city's Overtown neighborhood. No one was injured and they were released after about 15 or 20 minutes.

Mourning's nonprofit "AM Affordable Housing" co-developed the complex.

Carson is also expected to hold several meetings Wednesday and Thursday in Miami and Miami Gardens.

By this time, Mourning, who had been running late, had to wait in the lobby while Miami-Dade firefighters tried to pry open the doors, the Miami Herald reported.