UPDATE 9:01 a.m. EST: Carson tweeted he had a "great meeting" with Mourning.
UPDATE 8:44 a.m. EST: Carson and his wife have been freed from the elevator.
“The Secretary and his wife are out of the elevator and now meeting residents to hear about their experiences here," a Carson spokesman told Circa.
ORIGINAL STORY: Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, got stuck in an elevator while visiting a Miami apartment complex Wednesday morning, a Carson spokesman confirmed.
A Miami Herald reporter captured police waiting for the fire department alongside former NBA star Alonzo Mourning.
Here's a look at the scene.
Observers couldn't help but poke fun at Carson's misfortune.