BRAD Parscale's wife has told how he worryingly made "suicidal comments throughout the week" leading up to the dramatic SWAT stand-off which left him hospitalized.
Candice Parscale even told cops she feared her husband had shot himself revealing he was "ranting and raving" while holding a gun during the 90-minute siege.
On Monday, cops in Fort Lauderdale released footage of Donald Trump's former campaign manager being hurled to the ground by police officers outside his home on Sunday.
It also shows Candice speaking to officers and telling police her husband was "acting crazy."
She also reportedly told officers her 6ft 8ins husband drinks and "suffers from PTSD."
According to police reports obtained by CNN, Candice fled her home in a bikini just before she heard a gun cock and then heard what she thought was a gunshot.
Officers quickly realized Parscale had not shot himself when they heard him ranting inside his home, according to the reports.
However, they still feared he might as he was in possession of multiple firearms and refused to leave the residence, the report states.
Dispatch records reveal marksmen could see into the $2.4 million property where Parscale sat shirtless on the floor while drinking beer and "talking to himself."
Police later confiscated 10 guns – including six handguns, two shotguns, and two rifles – from Parscale's home in Florida after his wife told them he had physically assaulted her.
Officers entered the waterfront properly around 4:30pm and later emerged carrying an assortment of boxes. One had a diagram of a rifle on the side and was marked: ‘This is evidence.’
Bodycam footage captured the 44-year-old, dressed in white shorts and shirtless, speaking with a cop before another officer quickly approaches Parscale from his right side and tells him: "Get on the ground, man."
Parscale doesn't visibly react to the command at first, prompting the officer to throw him onto the ground as he objects.
"I didn't do anything!" Parscale repeatedly exclaims.
In a newly released police report written by the officer who tackled Parscale, the cop wrote that he was "believed to still be armed," according to Vice News.
Parscale’s wife Candice said he racked and loaded a handgun during an argument and showed cops bruises on her arms she claimed were caused by her husband, according to the report.
Police described a tense scene, which involved Parscale allegedly firing a round inside his house before he stepped outside and was promptly tackled a SWAT team.
SWAT commander Sgt Matthew Moceri wrote that he “initiated a double leg take down” to take down the 6-foot-8-inch Parscale after he ignored his commands to stand down.
Parscale was involuntarily hospitalized under Florida’s Baker Act by officers and taken to Broward Health Medical Center Sunday, after he barricaded himself in his $2.4million Fort Lauderdale home.
Fort Lauderdale police were called to the home Sunday afternoon after Candice fled screaming into the street in just her bikini and told a neighbor, “I think my husband just killed himself.”
The 911 call was placed by the neighbor and as many as 20 police vehicles and boats swarmed the waterfront property after the distraught wife told cops she heard a revolver being cocked and a “loud boom” after her husband began “ranting and raving.”
One witness told the Daily Mail : "I was on the phone to a friend when I noticed this woman coming towards me with virtually nothing on, just her bathing suit.
"She knocked on the window and says, I think my husband just killed himself. I said, ''Oh my God. Oh my God, come get in my car'' and I hung up on my friend and dialed 911.
'She was hysterical, she was hyperventilating, she nearly collapsed but I caught her and pulled her into the vehicle."
In the report, Candice told officers that her husband had post-traumatic stress disorder and had become violent in recent weeks.
Parscale's 41-year-old wife showed police the bruises on her arms from an argument two days prior.
“While speaking with Candace Parscale I noticed several large sized contusions on both of her arms, her cheek and forehead,” wrote Detective Steven Smith.
“When I asked how she received the bruising, Candace Parscale state Brad Parscale hits her.”
When police arrived at the scene, Candice was seen inside a car with her head buried in the nieghbors lap and sobbing uncontrollably at the thought of her husband’s death, until police revealed to her that he was still alive.
Officers said Candice told them the couple had been arguing and her husband pulled out a handgun and loaded it.
Police managed to reach Parscale on the phone, with one officer describing how the 44-year-old sounded drunk and refused to leave the home.
Eventually, a member of the department convinced Parscale to come out as police proceeded to tackling and handcuffing the 44-year-old. Police have not charged Parscale with any crimes.
Parscale led Trump’s reelection campaign until he was fired by the president as campaign manager in mid-July. He continued working for the campaign as digital director remotely from Florida.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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