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Ben Carson Visits Miami Public Housing Development — And Gets Stuck In Elevator

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson emerges from a stuck elevator at Courtside Apartments Wednesday, as former NBA pro Alonzo Mourning looks on.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson emerges from a stuck elevator at Courtside Apartments Wednesday, as former NBA pro Alonzo Mourning looks on.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's two-day visit to Miami — his third stop on a national listening tour — started with a big glitch.

Carson, Miami-Dade Public Housing Director Michael Liu and five other people got stuck inside an elevator Wednesday on the way down from a visit to the rooftop of the Courtside Family Apartments in Overtown.

Miami Heat basketball legend Alonzo Mourning, whose nonprofit AIM Affordable Housing co-developed the complex with Miami's Housing Trust Group, waited anxiously in the building's lobby while Miami-Dade fire rescue labored to pry open the elevator's jammed doors.

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