(CNN) — Three Secret Service agents were sent home after one of them was found passed out after a night of drinking in Amsterdam, an official familiar with the incident told CNN.
The agents were in the Netherlands as part of a contingent preparing for President Barack Obama’s visit there this week.
According to the official, one Secret Service agent was found intoxicated and passed out in the hallway of his hotel. Hotel staff subsequently alerted U.S. authorities.
This agent and two other agents — who were his companions on a night out drinking in the Dutch capital — were disciplined by being sent home Sunday for not exercising better judgment.
Confirming that three agents went home for disciplinary reasons, Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan added an investigation is underway.
The story was first reported by The Washington Post.
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