Chelsea Manning tweeted a suicide note and a picture of herself standing on the edge of a tall building on Sunday night.
Manning, a Democratic Senatorial candidate, posted what appeared to be a suicide note on Twitter around 8:30 PM on Sunday.
Chelsea tweeted, “I’m sorry – I tried – I’m sorry I let you all down – I’m not really cut out for this world – I tried adapting to this world out here but I failed you – I couldn’t do this anymore – I can take people I don’t know hating me but not my own friends – I tried and I’m sorry about my failure”
Chelsea then posted a photo of herself on the outside ledge of a very tall building.
This was absolutely frightening.
Following her suicidal tweets, a tweet from her account later said she is safe.
The suicidal tweets were removed from her account.
** chelsea is safe. she is on the phone with friends, thanks everyone for your concern and please give her some space
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) May 28, 2018
Chelsea Manning filed to run for a Senate seat in the state of Maryland in January.
Private First Class Bradley (Chelsea) Manning stole 251,000 State Department documents, many of them secret international embassy reports. Manning smuggled the security documents out on a CD labeled “Lady Gaga.” Manning was bitter after a breakup with his boyfriend.
Manning smuggled the information out of a secure facility on a CD.
In April 2014 a Kansas judge allowed Manning to change his name to “Chelsea.”
Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence in January 2017 before he left office and she left prison in 2017.
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Suicide is never the answer.