Heather Locklear rushed to hospital for psychiatric evaluation after threatening to shoot herself: Report
The Dynasty actress was admitted for the evaluation after a family member called 911 and said they were concerned about her behavior
Actress Heather Locklear is undergoing psychiatric evaluation in a hospital after she choked her mother, hit her father and threatened to kill herself, a news report claimed.
TMZ reports that the 56-year-old actress has been “taken to hospital after threatening to shoot herself."
The actress was admitted for the evaluation after a family member called 911 and said they were concerned about her behavior.
A law enforcement spokesperson told the website that Heather was acting “erratically” and she was “trying to find a gun to shoot herself." She did not have access to a weapon at the time and the Ventura County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments are said to have gone to Heather’s home on Sunday following the distressed call.
Later, she was taken to a local hospital and the incident has been reported to be "only medical, nothing criminal."
According to People, Capt. Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said without confirming the specifics of the incidents, "At that location we contacted a person who had medical needs, and they were treated by the Ventura County Fire Department, and they were later transported to a local hospital.”
“There was no criminal activity. The person was not arrested," he said adding that the subject was not armed.
It has been a troublesome year for the 'The Perfect Man' actress; in March it was claimed that she checked into a rehab after being arrested for “domestic violence”. 'The Dynasty' star was said to be seeking treatment after she was held by police for allegedly scrapping with her boyfriend Chris Heisser.
On February 26, she was arrested after police were called to her home in Thousand Oaks, California. During the arrest, she allegedly threatened to shoot officers if they ever returned to her home. The Daily Mail reported at the time that Locklear punched two police officers. She was charged with a felony count of domestic violence and three counts of misdemeanor battery on a peace officer. However, the charges were dropped in March.
'The Melrose' star has struggled with substance abuse in the past. In March 2008, her doctor called 911 reporting that she was suicidal and in June of the same year, she sought help for psychological issues.
In January 2017, she entered rehab for the fifth time and she told Page Six at the time, “I am feeling great and am taking steps to enrich and better my life.”
In March this year, Locklear checked into a treatment facility to help her battle her addiction issues.
“She didn’t go because she was forced,” a source told People then. “There was no intervention. She went in on her own. She wanted to feel better and get to the bottom of what was troubling her.”