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Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale threatened to shoot himself and others, police say


Contested ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale allegedly threatened to shoot himself and others multiple times in the weeks before police stormed his Florida mansion and involuntarily admitted him to hospital.

Fort Lauderdale police made the claim in a petition asking permission to confiscate a cache of firearms that was discovered at Parscale on Sunday after someone called 911 and reported they were suicidal and have themselves barricaded inside with a loaded gun.

The petition revealed a number of alarming details about Parscale's heavy drinking, physical assault on his wife Candace, and threats to harm himself and others – a portrait of a man whose life has gotten out of control since his Trump campaign downgrade in July.

Fort Lauderdale detective Christopher Carita wrote that Parscale, who stands at 6 & # 39; 8 ", poses a significant risk of harming himself or others by, or possibly having, a gun or ammunition in his custody or control Buys possession or receives a firearm or ammunition ”.

The allegations were alarming enough to convince a Broward County judge to sign the temporary confiscation of 10 weapons from the demoted Trump aide's home in the upscale Seven Isles neighborhood on Wednesday.

The petition, which was first received by the Miami Herald, also confirmed some details of the incident, which DailyMail.com brought to light earlier this week.

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Embattled ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale reportedly threatened to shoot himself and others multiple times in the weeks before police stormed his Florida mansion on Sunday afternoon. This emerges from a police petition asking for permission to temporarily confiscate a small arsenal of firearms from his home. Pictured: Parscale moments before SWAT officers grabbed him on the ground and sent him to hospital

The petition revealed a number of alarming details about Parscale's heavy drinking, physical assault on his wife Candace (pictured together), and threats to harm himself and others

The petition revealed a number of alarming details about Parscale's heavy drinking, physical assault on his wife Candace (pictured together), and threats to harm himself and others

DailyMail.com announced Monday that Candice Parscale fled her home screaming and wearing only her bikini on Wednesday before officers arrived on the scene. Candace reportedly told police that her husband had been showing increasing signs of stress over the past few weeks

DailyMail.com announced Monday that Candice Parscale fled home screaming and wearing only her bikini on Wednesday before officers arrived at the scene. Candace reportedly told police that her husband had shown increasing signs of stress over the past few weeks

Police rushed to Parscale's home just before 4 p.m. on Sunday after a caller reported he had barricaded himself, fired a gun and threatened to kill himself, the petition said.

DailyMail.com announced Monday that Candice just saw Parscale scream in her bikini and flee the house, telling a passerby, "I think my husband just killed himself."

According to the petition, Candice was standing outside when officers arrived. She told them that her husband had been drinking, was armed, and she feared that he would either shoot her or himself.

She said she heard a loud bang – presumably a shot – after escaping the house, but said that she believed he was still alive because she heard him "scolding and pacing" inside .

Parscale contacted one of the officers outside the house who eventually convinced him to come outside unarmed, the petition said.

When he reluctantly emerged, Parscale was shirtless, holding a can of beer. His "speech was hazy as if he were under the influence of alcohol and he appeared to be crying," wrote one official on the document.

Members of a SWAT team waited for Parscale to put his beer down before grabbing him to the ground and handcuffing him. He was then rushed to the hospital when officers with Candice's permission began covering the house.

The petition notes that officials observed multiple bruises on Candice's arms, which she said were from her husband, who hit her during a previous incident.

She said Parscale did no harm to her on Sunday other than knocking a phone out of her hand during a verbal argument.

Police said a victim's lawyer contacted Candice on Tuesday to discuss whether she would like to bring charges against her husband, but none were filed by Wednesday afternoon.

Candice also told police how Parscale had shown increasing signs of stress over the past few weeks, frequently picking up his guns and smashing them in threatening ways.

When Parscale came out of his house reluctantly, he was shirtless and holding a can of beer. His "speech was blurry as if he was under the influence of alcohol and he appeared to be crying," one official wrote on the petition

When Parscale came out of his house reluctantly, he was shirtless and holding a can of beer. His "speech was blurry as if he was under the influence of alcohol and he appeared to be crying," one official wrote on the petition

Members of a SWAT team waited for Parscale to put his beer down before grabbing him to the ground and handcuffing him

Members of a SWAT team waited for Parscale to put his beer down before grabbing him to the ground and handcuffing him

According to the petition, Candice was standing outside when officers arrived. She told them that her husband had been drinking, was armed, and she feared that he would either shoot her or himself

According to the petition, Candice was standing outside when officers arrived. She told them that her husband had been drinking, was armed, and she feared that he would either shoot her or himself

DailyMail.com released photos Monday showing officials carrying boxes of guns from Parscale's house before receiving a judge's approval for the seizure

DailyMail.com released photos Monday showing officials carrying boxes of guns from Parscale's house before receiving a judge's approval for the seizure

One of the boxes had a diagram of a rifle on the side and it said, "This is evidence."

One of the boxes had a diagram of a rifle on the side and it said, "This is evidence."

The firearms described in the confiscation petition were: Six handguns, including two 9mm Glocks, a 9mm Nighthawk, a 9mm Wilson fight, a Dan Wessen .45 caliber and a North American .22 caliber weapon as well as a Remington 700 model long rifle, a Remington 12 gauge shotgun, a Daniel Defense 5.56mm long rifle, and a Barreta 12 gauge shotgun.

The petition was served on Parscale Tuesday night, just as DailyMail.com exclusively revealed it is currently under investigation for stealing between $ 25 million and $ 40 million from Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, according to well-placed sources.

The 44-year-old is also being investigated by the Republican National Committee for putting nearly another $ 10 million in his pocket, insiders added.

A Trump insider told DailyMail.com that Parscale fell into a tailspin after being downgraded in July and was replaced by his former number two, Bill Stepien, as he was concerned about the "sauce train" ending and his abide by a lavish lifestyle.

DailyMail.com exclusively announced Tuesday that Parscale is currently under investigation for stealing between $ 25 million and $ 40 million from Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, according to well-placed sources

DailyMail.com exclusively announced Tuesday that Parscale is currently under investigation for stealing between $ 25 million and $ 40 million from Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, according to well-placed sources

Tim Murtaugh, communications director for Trump's 2020 campaign, said in a statement to DailyMail.com, "It is absolutely wrong. There is no investigation, no audit, and there has been none."

Steve Guest, the RNC Rapid Response Director, said: “This report is categorically wrong. There is no exam or investigation from Brad at the RNC. & # 39;

It has been widely reported that after a high profile campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the president lost confidence in Parscale and attracted a dismal crowd that brought him back to his previous role in digital and data strategy.

The well-placed source said just days later that Trump had ordered an audit of the Republican National Committee's spending.

The probe appeared to be aimed at investigating Parscale's handling of campaign money, the source said, putting "tremendous pressure" on the 6ft 8in aide.

The source stated, “What Parscale did with the campaign finances may indeed be perfectly legal.

"But Brad's got tons of bills since his lifestyle got better and he's watching the sauce draw run out."

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