Brad Parscale, campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks before a rally at the target center on October 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalised Sunday after threatening suicide, Fort Lauderdale police said.
  • Parscale, who was the only person inside the home at the time, "had access to multiple firearms inside the residence and was threatening to harm himself," according to the statement from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
  • According to the statement, officers made contact with him, "developed a rapport, and safely negotiated for him to exit the home."
  • Parscale was taken to the Broward Health Medical Center for a Baker Act, per the Florida Mental Health Act.
  • Parscale was removed as Trump's campaign manager in July and was replaced by then-deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien. He remained on the campaign as a senior advisor.
  • Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign, said in a statement to Business Insider that the members of the campaign are "ready to support him and his family in any way possible."
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Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was taken to the hospital after attempting suicide on Sunday, Fort Lauderdale police said.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department said in a statement to Business Insider that officers responded to Parscale's home shortly before 16:00 local time after his wife called the police.

Parscale, who was the only person inside the home at the time, "had access to multiple firearms inside the residence and was threatening to harm himself," according to the statement.

"Officers made contact with the male, developed a rapport, and safely negotiated for him to exit the home," the department said in the statement. "The male was detained without injury and transported to Broward Health Medical Center for a Baker Act."

Parscale was ousted from his position as Trump's reelection campaign manager in July and was replaced by then-deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien. He remained on the campaign as a senior advisor.

"Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him," Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign, said in a statement to Business Insider. "We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible."'

Murtaugh also blamed democrats and "disgruntled RINOs" for the incident. 

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