Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson got stuck in an elevator Wednesday morning while visiting an apartment complex in South Florida.
Carson is taking his national listening tour to public housing locations in Miami.
He was meeting with Alonso Mourning at the Courtside Family Apartments when the elevator door wouldn't open. Firefighters were called to free him.
Carson was stuck in the elevator for about 15 minutes. He then took the stairs.
Mourning is behind the development of the affordable housing project at 1699 NW Fourth Ave. that opened last year.
Carson is also expected to hold several meetings Wednesday and Thursday in Miami and Miami Gardens.