Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized following an alarming incident at his Florida home.
Parscale’s wife called the police on Sunday afternoon to report that he had several firearms and was threatening to commit suicide.
Parscale hospitalized under Baker Act
Parscale was subsequently detained under the Baker Act, legislation which permits law enforcement to detain those who may pose a threat to themselves. According to body camera footage released on Monday, officers tackled him to the ground after he came out of his house and handcuffed him.
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich was quoted by Mediaite as saying, “We went out and it was very short. We went and got him help.”
The Trump campaign’s communications director Tim Murtaugh issued a statement expressing love for Parscale, referring to him as “a member of our family,” the South Florida-Sun Sentinel reported. Murtaugh went on to add that members of the Trump campaign “are ready to support him and his family in any way possible.”
Parscale reassigned in July
Parscale was reassigned from his top spot on the campaign several months ago following a poorly attended campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager,” the president said in a July Facebook post.
“Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very long time and has led our tremendous digital and data strategies, will remain in that role, while being a Senior Advisor to the campaign.”
“Both were heavily involved in our historic 2016 win, and I look forward to having a big and very important second win together,” Trump continued.
Leftist taunt Parscale on Twitter
Meanwhile, author Don Winslow gloated, “You have spent years sending out horrific lies about people and destroying lives. I have zero sympathy for you. The monsters are real. And I hope every night is a horror.”