Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after self-harm threats

The former high supervisor of President Donald Trump’s re-election marketing campaign, Brad Parscale, was taken to a hospital Sunday after his spouse reported that he was armed and threatening to hurt himself, authorities stated.

Parscale, 44, had a number of weapons when law enforcement officials in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, arrived at his house, Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw, a police spokeswoman, stated in an announcement.

Greenlaw stated Parscale was the one particular person house on the time. Police took him to a hospital beneath the Baker Act, Greenlaw stated. The psychological well being regulation permits for involuntary and voluntary admittance.

Further particulars weren’t instantly accessible.

In an announcement, Trump marketing campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh stated Parscale “is a member of our household and all of us love him.”

“We’re able to assist him and his household in any method attainable,” Murtaugh stated.

Trump introduced in July that he was changing Parscale, who had been operating his re-election marketing campaign for greater than two years, with deputy marketing campaign supervisor Invoice Stepien.

The transfer got here after Parscale stated hundreds of thousands of tickets had been offered for a marketing campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June. However the occasion drew a much smaller crowd than anticipated.

Parscale remained on the marketing campaign as a senior adviser for digital and knowledge.

CORRECTION (Sept. 27, 2020, 8:45 p.m. ET): An earlier model of this text misstated when President Donald Trump held a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The rally was on June 20, not earlier this month.

Tim Stelloh

Tim Stelloh is a reporter for NBC Information primarily based in California.

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