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Politics Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after threatening to harm himself, Fort Lauderdale police say

05:40  28 september  2020
05:40  28 september  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after threatening self-harm: report

  Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after threatening self-harm: report Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has reportedly been hospitalized after a tense exchange with police in which he was armed, barricaded himself in his home and threatened to harm himself, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.Authorities told the Sun-Sentinel that Parscale's wife called police saying he was at their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home with guns and threatening to harm himself. Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich told the Sun-Sentinel the encounter at Brad Parscale's home was short and authorities were able to obtain help for Parscale.He was taken to a hospital.

Former campaign manager for Donald Trump , Brad Parscale , who was replaced by the President less than four month until November’s vote was reportedly armed with a gun and threatening to harm himself at his Fort Lauderdale home on Sunday afternoon. Fort Lauderdale Police said that the

Police have been called to a home, reportedly owned by former campaign manager for President Donald Trump , Brad Parscale , after his wife The incident unravelled on Sunday afternoon in the Seven Isles community of Fort Lauderdale on Florida's southeastern coast, where Parscale and his

a man wearing a suit and tie: Brad Parscale, campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks before a rally at the target center on October 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images © Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Brad Parscale, campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks before a rally at the target center on October 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
  • Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized Sunday after threatening suicide, Fort Lauderdale police said.
  • Parscale's wife called the police shortly before 4 p.m. local time.
  • Parscale, who was the only person inside the home at the time, "had access to multiple firearms inside the residence and was threatening to harm himself," according to the statement from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
  • According to the statement, officers made contact with him, "developed a rapport, and safely negotiated for him to exit the home."
  • Parscale was taken to the Broward Health Medical Center for a Baker Act, a Florida law aimed "to provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people who are impaired because of their mental illness," according to the University of Florida Health website.
  • Parscale was removed as Trump's campaign manager in July and was replaced by then-deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien. He remained on the campaign as a senior advisor.
  • Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign, said in a statement to Business Insider that the members of the campaign are "ready to support him and his family in any way possible."
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Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was taken to the hospital after attempting suicide on Sunday, Fort Lauderdale police said.

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President Donald Trump ’s former campaign manager and current senior adviser for data and digital operations, Brad Parscale , was hospitalized tonight after he barricaded himself in his home with a firearm and threatened self harm , say police . According to the initial statement from local police

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich told the Sun-Sentinel the encounter at Brad Parscale ’s home was short and authorities were able to obtain help for Parscale . The Trump campaign announced in July that Bill Stepien would replace Parscale as manager of the Trump campaign .

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department said in a statement to Business Insider that officers responded to Parscale's home shortly before 4 pm local time after his wife called the police.

Parscale, who was the only person inside the home at the time, "had access to multiple firearms inside the residence and was threatening to harm himself," according to the statement.

"Officers made contact with the male, developed a rapport, and safely negotiated for him to exit the home," the department said in the statement. "The male was detained without injury and transported to Broward Health Medical Center for a Baker Act."

Trump ex-campaign boss hospitalized amid threat to harm self

  Trump ex-campaign boss hospitalized amid threat to harm self FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized Sunday after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials. Police officers talked Parscale out of his Fort Lauderdale home after his wife called police to say that he had multiple firearms and was threatening to hurt himself. Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw said Parscale was hospitalized under the state’s Baker Act, which allows anyone deemed to be a threat to themselves or others to be detained for 72 hours for psychiatric evaluation.

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Trump erupted at campaign manager over sliding poll numbers. Two sources familiar with the matter said Parscale spent several hours at the White House where he discussed reelection strategy with Trump and secured his approval for new campaign ads that will knock former Biden for his

The Baker Act, otherwise known as the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, is a Florida law aimed "to provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people who are impaired because of their mental illness," according to the University of Florida Health website.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, a Democrat, told the Sun Sentinel that he received a text message notifying him that there was a SWAT team at Parscale's home.

"Politics aside, this fellow obviously suffers from emotional distress," Trantalis told the Sun Sentinel. " ... I'm glad he didn't do any harm to himself or others I commend our SWAT team for being able to negotiate a peaceful ending to this."

Parscale was ousted from his position as Trump's reelection campaign manager in July and was replaced by then-deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien. He remained on the campaign as a senior advisor.

"Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him," Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign, said in a statement to Business Insider. "We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible."'

Murtaugh also blamed Democrats and "disgruntled RINOs" for the incident.

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Trump campaign removes all mention of former head Brad Pascale from its website after arrest .
Police say Pascale's wife called 911 to report that he was threatening to commit suicide and had loaded a firearm in front of her. She also claims he physically assaulted her. A separate report claims Parscale is accused of "stealing" up to $40 million from President Trump's campaign and $10 million from the Republican National Committee, but a spokesperson for the Trump campaign denies Parscale is facing an internal investigation. Read the full report over at The Daily Beast.

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