KAILUA, Hawaii An administration official said a child of an Obama family friend was injured today, prompting the president to abruptly end a golf game and speed home.
An ambulance was seen speeding toward their compound.
White House aides said the speedy departure and return to the president's home was not a matter of national security or because of a threat to Obama's safety.
Obama was playing golf when reporters who travel with him were quickly assembled for a return to the first family's neighborhood.
Journalists saw an ambulance speed past with its lights on, heading toward the end of Obama's street.