Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s former campaigner, has been unintentionally hospitalized after authorities said he barricaded himself inside a house in Fort Lauderdale and threatened suicide.
Several SWAT units of that city’s north Miami police responded to a house on the 2300 block of Desota Drive in the presence of an armed man trying to take his living.
Brad Parscale hospitalized Sunday after his wife reported that he was armed and threatening to harm himself, authorities say. https://t.co/P4HUjcQAZJ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 28, 2020
The events occurred around 3:40pm, when officers arrived at his home and his wife informed them that Parscale was armed, had access to multiple firearms inside the house, and threatened to harm himself.
Officers determined that Brad Parscale, 44, was the only occupant within the residence.
The officers contacted him and were able to convince him to leave the house without incident.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized Sunday following reports of a suicide attempt at his Florida home, CNN has learned. https://t.co/LbimHa3KKS
— CNN (@CNN) September 28, 2020
Authorities later explained that the man was arrested without injury and transferred to Broward Health Medical Center to be in psychiatric detention.
Tim Murtaugh, communications director of the Trump campaign, issued a statement Sunday night confirming that Parscale remains part of the campaign. “Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him. We’re ready to support him and his family anyway,” he says.