Brad Parscale, a former campaign director for Donald Trump, was hospitalized in Florida on Sunday after he threatened to commit suicide, local media reported.
Donald Trump recorded poor poll numbers earlier this year. In July, four months before the election, he fired Parscale.
On Sunday, police received a call to attend a home where “an armed man was attempting to commit suicide,” Fort Lauderdale police officer DeAnna Greenlaw told CNN.
The man was later identified as Parscale by the police, who reported that his wife made the call.
The woman told police officers that her husband was “armed and had access to several firearms inside the residence and threatened to cause damage,” according to Greenlaw.
Parscale surrendered to the agents under a Florida law that makes it possible to temporarily detain someone affected by a mental illness.
Dismissal after empty event
Parscale lost his post of director shortly after a Trump rally in Tulsa (Oklahoma), widely criticized for low turnout and an incoherent speech by the president, but remained on the campaign team.
“Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him. We are ready to support him and his family in every way possible,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper “.
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