Fmr. Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Committed After Alleged Suicide Threat
Fort Lauderdale police involuntarily committed President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, to a hospital on Sunday after his wife reported that he was suicidal, according to The Miami Herald.
Officers responded just before 4 p.m. to Parscale’s Desota Drive home in the tony Seven Isles area after his wife called about “an armed male attempting suicide,” according to a press release. Police said that Parscale’s wife, Candice Parscale, told officers “her husband was armed, had access to multiple firearms inside the residence and was threatening to harm himself.”
“Officers determined the only occupant inside the home was the adult male,” stated the release, which identified the man as Parscale. “Officers made contact with the male, developed a rapport, and safely negotiated for him to exit the home.”
- Parscale was taken to Broward Health Medical Center under Florida’s Baker Act law, The Herald reported, which “allows officers to involuntarily commit a person who is a danger to themselves or others.”
- ABC News noted that Parscale was replaced as campaign manager in July after over-hyping attendance for Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which ended up drawing a light crowd.
- Parscale’s role was taken over by then-deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien, ABC News reported, though Parscale stayed on as a senior adviser.
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News in a statement tonight, "Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him. 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."
Despite the Trump campaign's statement, there is no evidence implicating Democrats or any other group in the incident involving Parsacle, according to the information provided by law enforcement. Parscale has yet to personally comment on the matter.