On Sunday night, a terrifying story emerged from Fort Lauderdale involving President Trump’s former top campaign manager Brad Parscale, who is still employed by the organization in a lessened capacity.
Police arrived at Parscale’s home after his wife called 911, claiming that Parscale had threatened to harm himself while brandishing a weapon. Officers, including one who is a close friend to Brad, were thankfully able to convince the longtime Trump confidante to exit the home, and Parscale was soon being transported to the hospital under the authority of a Baker Act psychiatric hold.
On Monday, new details were emerging regarding the incident and what preceded his wife’s phone call to authorities.
Police responded to Parscale’s home in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday after his wife Candice fled. She told officers that she saw him “rack” a round of ammunition into the firing chamber of a gun, according to a police incident report obtained by Zenger News. Officers wrote that Candice Parscale thought her husband had been drinking and was suicidal. The report notes he was sitting down, shirtless and crying, next to his dog.
Mrs. Parscale told officers that after she fled her home, she heard what sounded like a single gunshot. Police found 10 firearms in the Parscales’ home. There is no indication he fired any of them Sunday.
When pressed on the bruising, Candice Parscale admitted that her husband had been abusive toward her.
The 6’8″ Parscale also resisted arrest after being coaxed out of his home, forcing officers to utilize a “double leg takedown” in order to restrain him.
The Trump campaign team expressed their well-wishes for Parscale, whom they referred to as a “member of the family”.
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