Pence suddenly cancels New Hampshire event to stay at White House

Pence cancels New Hampshire event to return to White House

U.S. Vice President Pence abruptly cancels trip to New Hampshire

"So thankful everyone on our plane is safe", Pence said on Twitter after the incident. "He looks forward to rescheduling the trip to New Hampshire very soon", Farah tweeted. "The vice president was asked to return to Washington", said a Pence office representative, Randy Gentry, in a video posted online.

Pence had been scheduled to fly to Manchester, New Hampshire, to speak with former patients and others at the Granite Recovery Center, an addiction treatment facility, his official schedule showed.

This post is breaking and will be updated. "I don't recall that they used the word 'emergency 'or 'crisis, '" he said.

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A senior White House official told reporters the situation is not health-related for Pence or President Trump, and is not related to national security.

The White House did not return requests for comment.

His chief of staff, Marc Short, told ABC News Pence got on the plane at Joint Base Andrews, and was called back before the plane was ready to take off but he would not specify why.

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Spokespeople for the VP and the White House said that there had been "no emergency callback" and that there was "no cause for concern." .

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Pence was set to deliver remarks at 1 p.m. There was no 'emergency callback.' Something came up that required the VP to stay in DC.

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