Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has reportedly been hospitalized after a tense exchange with Fort Lauderdale police in which he was armed, barricaded himself in his home and threatened to harm himself, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Authorities told the Sun-Sentinel that Parscale’s wife called police saying he was at their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home with guns and threatening to harm himself.
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich told the Sun-Sentinel the encounter at Parscale’s home was short and authorities were able to obtain help for Parscale.
“We went out and it was very short,” Dietrich said. “We went and got him help.”
Parscale was taken to a hospital.
“Dietrich said he didn’t threaten police and he went willingly under Florida’s Baker Act, which allows police to detain a person who is potentially a threat to himself or others. He was taken to a hospital, she said,” reports The Sun Sentinel.
In a statement to ABC News, Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh called Parscale “a member of our family and we all love him” and offered support “in any way possible.”