Former Trump manager Parscale hospitalised after suicide attempt

A SWAT team responded and after a while Parscale surrendered to the police


Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalised on Sunday night after he was armed and threatening to harm himself. Parscale’s wife dialled 911 said Sergeant DeAnna Greenlaw of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida. A SWAT team responded and after a while, Parscale surrendered to the police. “He came out and we got him some help,” A CNN report reported Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich as saying. 

Parscale was taken to Broward Health Medical Center under the Baker Act, which provides for temporary involuntary commitment. The Baker Act, a Florida Law, enables families to provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people affected by mental illness.

Parscale, who was demoted after Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was not seen inside the headquarters much after his demotion. The rally was supposed to be a revamp of sorts of Trump’s campaign. But, despite the president’s claim that nearly 1 million people requested tickets, only 6,000 showed up. 

Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign's communications manager said, “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." According to a source, after being demoted, he just cleaned out his office and left. He was last at the office 10 days ago. He worked for the Trump family years before Trump launched a presidential bid. He later climbed his way up to the role of leading the presidential campaign’s data analytics team in June 2016.

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