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Brad Parscale, senior digital advisor to the Trump campaign and former campaign manager, was involuntarily hospitalized after his wife reported to police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday afternoon that Parscale had access to guns and was in danger of harming herself .
Parscale was taken to a hospital under the Florida Baker Act to provide emergency relief to people in mental distress.
“The police, who were called by his wife, went to the house in Seven Isles Township, an affluent area where houses have access to water,” reports member station WLRN. “They made contact, developed a relationship and negotiated his exit, the police said in a statement.”
“We went out and it was very short. We went and got him help,” said Karen Dietrich, Fort Lauderdale police chief, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Parscale served as the campaign manager for President Trump’s re-election for more than two years. But he was demoted from that post in July. Since then he has been a senior consultant focusing on digital and data strategies.
“Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him,” said the Trump campaign in a statement to Tamara Keith of NPR. “We are ready to support him and his family in any way we can.”