LOS ANGELES, CA - Troubled star Amanda Bynes is hospitalized in the Los Angeles area after police deemed her a danger to herself or others.
According to TMZ.com, law enforcers said it happened after the fire department responded to a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. around 9 p.m. last night. Bynes is currently hospitalized on a 5150 hold. That's the term police use when they find someone to be mentally ill and dangerous.
Police said they responded to reports of a trespasser in a driveway, starting a small fire. When they arrived, they said they found Bynes standing there. Her answers to officers is what prompted the 5150 hold. Amanda can only be held for 72 hours for the involuntary mental evaluation.
Bynes is not the first famous star to be hospitalized in such a manner. Britney Spears was famously taken in on a 5150 back in 2008 after shaving her head and smashing in car windows with a bat.