Mike Pence abruptly cancels New Hampshire event to fly back to Washington

Air Force 2 abruptly turned around to head back to Washington, D.C., and an event Vice President Mike Pence was set to attend in New Hampshire was canceled on Tuesday.

The reason is not immediately clear.

A staffer for Pence told people gathered to hear Pence speak in Salem about the opioid crisis that the vice president’s flight had been diverted back to Washington.

Reporters began to tweet that there may be an “emergency” situation.

However, Pence’s office stressedthere was no emergency and that his New Hampshire trip would be rescheduled.

Pence’s public schedule of events shows Pence was to participate in a roundtable discussion with former patients and alumni at the Granite Recovery Center headquarters and deliver remarks on the opioid crisis and illegal drug flow in New Hampshire before returning to Washington, D.C., in the evening.

*story by Drudge