FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was hospitalized Sunday after reports of a possible suicide attempt at his Fort Lauderdale home, police officials said in a news report.
What You Need To Know
- Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized for suicide attempt
- Parscale was detained through Baker Act and sent to a hospital
- While not a campaign manager anymore, he still has a senior position
Parscale’s wife told police he was armed and may hurt himself, Fort Lauderdale Police Department Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw told CNN.
A SWAT team responded, and Parscale eventually surrendered himself to police.
Parscale was transported to a hospital through the Baker Act, which allows a person having a mental health crisis to be detained to get help, according to CNN.
Trump demoted Parscale in June following a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that received a smaller attendance than expected. Critics and health officials had warned a large public gathering inside could exacerbate the spread of COVID-19. Parscale had been appointed campaign manager in February 2018. Last year, he told Spectrum News 13 that Trump would make his re-election bid announcement in Orlando, Florida.
Parscale maintains a senior position on the campaign as adviser for digital and data. He had led the campaign’s data analytics team in 2016 and was credited for helping secure Trump’s first election effort.
“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,” acampaign spokesperson told CNN in a released statement.