On Thursday, John McAfee was rushed to a hospital in Guatemala after being detained in the country. He had complained of chest pains before reportedly dropping to the floor, becoming unresponsive. He became responsive again in the hospital, and has now been returned to the detention center, according to ABC News.
Matt Gutman, who has been covering the story from Guatemala, tweeting pictures along the way, reports that the hospital indicated it found no reason to keep him overnight, and that McAfee said on the phone that he had “simply passed out,” and that “everything went black,” indicating he hasn’t eaten much or had much to drink.
Here’s footage from Vice of McAfee being initially detained:
Before the blackout incident, McAfee’s lawyer had been able to get a judge to issue a stay order until a higher judge could review his case, and McAfee took to his blog (by way of admin Chad Essley) to call upon his supporters to email (or tweet) to the President of Guatemala in his defense.
The nation is seeking to expel McAfee back to Belize, where he is wanted for questioning in connection to the murder of his neighbor.
More on the events leading up to this here.