Cops Intervene After Trump's Ex-Campaign Manager Threatens Suicide

Brad Parscale taken from Florida home to hospital under 72-hour hold law
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2020 1:20 AM CDT
Cops Intervene After Trump's Ex-Campaign Manager Threatens Suicide
In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Brad Parscale, then-campaign manager to President Trump, speaks to supporters during a panel discussion, in San Antonio.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

President Trump's ex-campaign manager, Brad Parscale, was hospitalized in Florida Sunday after his wife called police to report he was armed and threatening to kill himself. Officers took him from his Fort Lauderdale home under the state's Baker Act, which allows for temporary involuntary commitment if a person is a threat to himself or others, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The police chief says Parscale cooperated with officers and went willingly.

The AP describes Parscale thusly: "Standing 6’8” and with a distinctive beard, Parscale had become a celebrity to Trump supporters and would frequently pose for photos and sign autographs ahead of campaign rallies." But, after a wave of negative media attention and blows to Trump's 2020 campaign, Parscale was demoted in July. "Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him," the campaign's communications director says in a statement. "We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible. The disgusting, personal attacks from Democrats and disgruntled RINOs have gone too far, and they should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve done to this man and his family." (More Brad Parscale stories.)

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