PHILADELPHIA: Law enforcement is investigating the death of former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster’s father. Police have said they are investigating the death as “suspicious.” Allegations have risen saying H.R. McMaster Sr. did not receive the right treatment.
H.R. McMaster Sr. was living at a retirement community in Philadelphia, where he fell on his head, leading to his death. WPVI-TV reports that staffers say the records relating to the accident have been falsified.
Local police have searched the retirement community. Pennsylvania’s Attorney General has launched an investigation into possible institutional neglect after McMaster Sr. fell. The Attorney General called the incident tragic and that the investigation is just beginning.
Cathedral Village released a statement saying they called authorities as soon as they learned of the incident.
According to ABC News, Cathedral Village contacted the Department of Health. The Department of Health told a CBS affiliate that H.R. McMaster Sr.’s death was probably an accident, but questions remain over the care he received following the fall.
Philadelphia police executed a search warrant on the retirement community. A spokesman for Cathedral Village said they are working with the police and have also launched an internal investigation. Cathedral Village says “The safety and well-being of all residents is a top priority. ”
The community provides 282 apartments and a 133-bed nursing facility, that provides services to patients who are not residing in the retirement community.
President Trump tapped Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster to be his national security adviser in February. Former UN Ambassador John Bolton recently replaced H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor.
Lede Image: 090918-A-5406P-505 Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Director of Concept Development and Experimentation at U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command, speaks to senior officers and non-commissioned officers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division following his presentation as the first guest lecturer in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Divisions Distinguished Lecturer Series, at the Hall of Heroes Sep. 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)