Helicopter carrying Jordan's king hits bad weather

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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, and King Abdullah II of Jordan embrace during a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. King Abdullah II is in Mexico in an official visit upon invitation from the President and will also meet with political and economic leaders to discuss means of strengthening bilateral relations. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican official says a helicopter carrying King Abdullah II of Jordan had to make an emergency landing in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz because of bad weather.

The official said that King Abdullah II was traveling to an unidentified location when his helicopter made an emergency landing Thursday on a baseball field in the town of Cuitlahuac.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because he isn't authorized to talk to the press.

Cuitlahuac Mayor Jose Ureta told The Associated Press that upon landing the monarch was quickly surrounded by law enforcement officials in SUVs who then drove him to the nearest airport.

King Abdullah II met with President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday and no other official activities were announced.