Family friend injured; Obama leaves golf game abruptly

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.

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