Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized in Florida Sunday evening after allegedly threatening to commit suicide, according to local reports. Parscale, 44, was demoted by the Trump campaign several months ago following the troubled Tulsa rally and Trump’s stagnant poll numbers.
Trump campaign officials Brad Parscale and Tim Murtaugh meet with reporters at the press pen before President Trump rally , Toledo, Ohio January 9, 2020 by Kristinn Taylor
Local 10 News report:
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 armed subject was transported to Broward Health Medical Center where he was placed under a Baker Act.
…A statement from President Trump’s Campaign Communications Director, Tim Murtaugh, states: “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 Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich said the encounter at Brad Parscale’s home was brief.
“We went out and it was very short. We went and got him help.”
Dietrich said he didn’t threaten police and he went willingly under Florida’s Baker Act, which allows police to detain a person who is potentially a threat to himself or others. He was taken to a hospital, she said.
His wife contacted police, worried that he was suicidal and had firearms.
More from Tim Murtaugh: “Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him,” Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh says, and blames “disgusting, personal attacks from Democrats and disgruntled RINOs” that “have gone too far.”
“Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him,” Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh says, and blames “disgusting, personal attacks from Democrats and disgruntled RINOs” that “have gone too far.”
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 28, 2020
Excerpt from an explainer on Florida’s Baker Act by the Florida center for Recovery:
What is the Baker Act?
The Baker Act is an existing law that provides for temporary institutionalization of individuals who meet certain criteria. It can only be used by specific authorized persons, including judges, mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, and doctors. More importantly, the law is limited by the fact that those officials must have sound evidence suggesting that the individual might meet the Act’s definition for mental illness. In
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