Three dozen fall ill at Obama rally in Md.
BOWIE, Md. – About three dozen people were treated for illness during a rally featuring President Obama at Bowie State University.
Prince George’s County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady tells WTOP numerous ambulances were sent to the rally after people started fainting and became dizzy.
The problems could be related to warmer temperatures Thursday. Brady says crowds at the rally were outside and packed shoulder to shoulder.
Two people were taken to the hospital, Brady says. The rest have been treated at the scene.
Officials set up a triage area inside the gymnasium at Bowie State.
Obama was scheduled to appear in an effort to rally Maryland Democrats for incumbent Gov. Martin O’Malley prior to November’s elections.
The president still spoke despite the health issues in the audience. He implored voters to be ready to fight in the upcoming elections.
He makes me sick all the time.