Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld collapses at city press conference

P.G. Sittenfeld Collapses (VIDEO)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld collapsed Tuesday morning at a press conference at City Hall.

Sittenfeld said he became overheated before passing out around 10:30 a.m. It happened as city leaders were introducing new resources to fight gender-based violence on college campuses.

He was up and talking with the media shortly after the incident.

"Not the way I would have liked to draw attention to this cause," Sittenfeld joked after being checked out be an EMS crew.

The councilman said he has a vasovagal episodes about five to seven times in his life but has an overall clean bill of health.

"A combination of dehydrating, being overheating, and low blood pressure. I'm a pretty vigorous runner. Went for a vigorous run this morning," said Sittenfeld.

He thanked first responders and said he will continue his day as-planned.

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