Howard County Executive Ulman taken to hospital for nosebleed

35-year-old being kept in hospital for observation

April 01, 2010|By Larry Carson |

Howard County executive Ken Ulman was taken by ambulance to a Columbia hospital Thursday morning after he suffered a massive nosebleed in his office.

According to a one-paragraph statement issued Thursday afternoon, Ulman "suffered a severe posterior nasal hemorrhage, resulting in a significant drop in blood pressure."

Ulman was taken to Howard County General Hospital where the bleeding was brought under control, but doctors decided to keep him there for observation, said Kevin Enright, the Howard County director of the Office of Public Information. "He is alert and has been in contact with the office throughout the day," Enright said.

The incident disrupted a day that was scheduled to be devoted to the executive's proposed capital budget for fiscal 2011. Ulman had to cancel individual meetings with the five county council members and did not speak to reporters about his plan.

Instead, Enright and other officials spent much of the day at the hospital with the 35-year-old executive. He said no further statement on Ulman's condition would be made Thursday.

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