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Call for help from Biden home earlier this month

In this Aug. 18, 2013 image released by Beau Biden’s Twitter account, @BeauBiden, Vice President Joe Biden sits with his son Beau Biden, in Delaware. A spokesman for the Department of Justice says Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has been hospitalized after becoming weak and disoriented after a drive for a family vacation. Spokesman Jason Miller said late Monday that Biden, the vice president’s son, is currently undergoing testing in Houston to investigate the cause of his symptoms. (AP Photo/@BeauBiden)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities say emergency responders were called earlier this month to the home where the son of Vice President Joe Biden has been living, two weeks before he was hospitalized during a family vacation.

An official with the Cranston Heights Fire Co. said Wednesday that the department received a call for help from Biden’s home on Aug. 1. His son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, has been living at the home while a house he bought is being renovated.

Rickie Clark, a supervisor for the fire department, said the call for help was in reference to someone possibly having a stroke.

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Beau Biden, who suffered a mild stroke in 2010, is undergoing treatment at a cancer center in Texas after becoming weak and disoriented last week while on vacation in Indiana.

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