PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Jimmy Carter says the former president fell at his home and needed some stitches but “feels fine.”
Deanna Congileo said in an email that Carter fell Sunday at his Plains, Georgia home and received stitches above his brow. Carter turned 95 on Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone.
Congileo says Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, also 92, are eager to be at a Habitat for Humanity build in Nashville, Tennessee. The opening ceremony was scheduled for Sunday evening and it runs through Friday.
Carter, the 39th president, survived a cancer diagnosis in 2015 and surpassed George H.W. Bush as the longest-lived U.S. president in history this spring. He’s had some trouble walking after a hip replacement in May, but regularly teaches Sunday School.
Several Killed Following Shooting in Germany
Six people have reportedly been killed in a shooting in the town of Rot am See in Germany.
Police have confirmed that a suspect is in custody.
Bild News reports that those killed in the attack were family members.
Active Shooter Reported At McGhee Tyson Airbase
A Tennessee sheriff’s spokesman says law enforcement is responding to a report of an active shooter at McGhee Tyson airbase.
Base spokesman Travers Hurst said Blount County Sheriff’s deputies are sweeping the area after receiving reports of an active shooter.
“Tenn. Nat. Guard security personnel are currently working w/state and federal law enforcement at McGhee Tyson Air Base on reports of suspicious activity. There are no reports of injuries. Situation is developing and more information will be released as it becomes available.”— Tenn. National Guard (@TNMilitaryDept) January 15, 2020