Donald Trump's demoted campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized Sunday after reportedly barricading himself inside his Fort Lauderdale home with a gun.
Police were called after Parscale, 44, threatened to harm himself Sunday afternoon, Local 10 reports. It is understood his wife Candice made the 911 call.
The president announced in July he was replacing Parscale with longtime political aide Bill Stepien. Well-placed sources told DailyMail.com Parscale is under investigation for the theft of campaign funds.
It is understood Parscale has since been taken to Broward Health Medical Center under the Baker Act. That allows families to provide mental health services and temporary detention for people who are impaired because of their mental illness.
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said: '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.'
He added: 'The disgusting, personal attacks from Democrats and disgruntled RINOs have gone too far, and they should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve done to this man and his family.'
DailyMail.com has contacted Murtaugh for comment.
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich told The Sun Sentinel: 'We went out and it was very short. We went and got him help.'
President Trump announced late July 15, 2020, that he was replacing Brad Parscale as his campaign manager with longtime political aide Bill Stepien
Police were called after Parscale threatened to harm himself Sunday afternoon
Trump and Parscale's relationship had been increasingly strained, with the president annoyed by the publicity Parscale had garnered in the role.
But the final straw appeared to be a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally last month that drew an unexpectedly low crowd of about 6,200 people after Parscale had bragged that more than a million people had requested tickets.
The president was said to be furious.
'I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign