From NBC's Andrea Mitchell and Mark Murray
Vice President Biden's office just released a statement that his son, Beau, has been hospitalized in Delaware.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is at Christiana Medical Center undergoing treatment at present. He is alert and awake, and communicating with his parents and his wife, who are with him. We will provide more details as they become available.
According to a spokesperson in the vice president's office, Beau Biden is up talking and conscious. This all happened after Vice President Biden completed morning shows from Delaware today. Beau also was in Delaware when this happened. *** UPDATE *** We don't know what Beau's medical condition is.
Note there is family medical history here, with Joe Biden having recovered fully from an aneurysm.
*** UPDATE *** The Vice President's office just released a statement from Dr. Timothy Gardner, medical director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Surgery at Christiana Care Health System, who said that Beau Biden might have suffered a mild stroke.
"Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was admitted this morning to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware after having what we believe to be a mild stroke. He is in good spirits and talking with his family at the hospital. He is fully alert, in stable condition and has full motor and speech skills. We expect him to make a complete recovery."