(CNN) — Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was in critical condition Tuesday after suffering cardiac arrest and a stroke, official reports said.
“We were informed by prison authority that Mubarak‘s heart has stopped and they used electric shocks and CPR to resurrect him,” Adel Saeed, official spokesman of the Egyptian prosecutor, told CNN. “He is now on an artificial respirator and doctors from the armed forces and International Medical Center will inspect him.
“There is a possibility he will be moved to a military hospital tonight.”
State-run Nile TV reported that Mubarak, 84, suffered a stroke.
His health has been reported to be in decline since he was ousted as president of Egypt in February 2011 and tried on charges related to the killings of anti-government demonstrators during the revolution.
Last week, an Interior Ministry spokesman said he was comatose; the spokesman said he suffered from high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and difficulty breathing.