VP Mike Pence's planned visit to New Hampshire abruptly canceled

MANCHESTER, N.H. — An event in New Hampshire that Vice President Mike Pence was set to attend has been canceled just hours before it was set to begin.

Pence was planning to take part in a roundtable discussion about the opioid crisis in Manchester, New Hampshire Tuesday afternoon, but his trip was abruptly canceled.

Initially, staffers said the plan was turned back to D.C. for an unspecified emergency, but now, his press secretary says there was never an emergency at all and that the plane never actually left Washington. She says there is no cause for alarm and that the trip will be rescheduled soon.