Updated Sep 28, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized

 Brad Parscale, campaign manager for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, speaks on the phone ahead a campaign rally inside of the Knapp Center arena at Drake University on January 30
Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Trump's re-election campaign, at Drake University in January in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images

Fort Lauderdale police arrived at former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale's home on Sunday after his wife called and said he was threatening to harm himself, Florida officials confirmed to Axios.

Details: Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw told Axios officers responded to a report of "an armed male attempting suicide" just before 4 p.m. local time.

  • Greenlaw said officers "safely negotiated" with Parscale to leave his home and he was taken to a hospital without injury, where he was detained under Florida’s Baker Act.
  • The act "allows police to detain a person who is potentially a threat to himself or others," per the Sun Sentinel.

Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh told Axios: "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 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for anyone in distress, in addition to prevention and crisis resources. Also available for online chat.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with a comment from the police.

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