Video: Fla. LEOs tackle ex-Trump staffer to end standoff

Police responded to the home of former Donald Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale after his wife called 911, saying Parscale might be trying to hurt himself


By Priscilla Aguirre
San Antonio Express-News

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — On Monday, Fort Lauderdale police released body camera footage, a 911 call and records detailing how the arrest of former Donald Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale unfolded.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, police were dispatched to Parscale's home on Sunday after receiving a 911 call from his wife Candace, saying that her husband may have possibly shot himself after cocking a handgun.

Body camera footage shows how officers knocked a shirtless Parscale to the ground and detained him. Parscale, 44, was reportedly taken into custody after threatening to harm himself, the local newspaper reported.

Below is the body camera footage:


"He was acting crazy ... he was going irate," his wife told police, the body camera footage showed.

On the phone, his wife told a 911 dispatcher that she heard a gunshot shortly after exiting her home, and was afraid her husband was going to kill himself.

Police saw cuts and bruises on his wife that she said were caused by Parscale, according to South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Officers recovered 10 firearms from his home — including several pistols, a shotgun and rifle.

Below is the 911 call:

Parscale, a former San Antonio web designer, was demoted from his spot as Trump's 2020 campaign manager in July after polls showed the president trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden by double digits.

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