Heather Locklear Hospitalized for Psych Evaluation: Report

Police respond to a call at the actress home after she reportedly threatened to shoot herself

By Zach Johnson Jun 18, 2018 4:10 PMTags
Heather Locklear, Mug ShotVentura County Sheriff

Heather Locklear has been hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation after a family member claimed the Melrose Place actress was threatening to kill herself, TMZ reported Monday; E! News confirmed the Ventura County Fire and Sheriff's Departments responded to her home. According to the dispatch audio, obtained by TMZ, the operator reported an "agitated and violent" Locklear had been "trying to hurt herself," but did "not have access to any weapons."

Police could not disclose the identity of the person, but E! News has confirmed the address belongs to Locklear; E! News has reached out to her attorney and her publicist for comment.

Shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a call from a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., to deal with a "medical emergency," a spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff's department told E! News Monday. "Ventura County Fire responded with us. They contacted a patient at the residence who they evaluated and transported to a local hospital for treatment."

The spokesperson added there was no crime, and no guns were found at the scene.

Locklear was arrested in February for felony domestic violence against her boyfriend, Chris Heisser, but was only charged with misdemeanor battery on a peace officer; police had responded to a call about a domestic disturbance, where Locklear threatened to shoot any officer who returned to her home. "You f--king deserve your kids to die! You f--king deserve it!" she screamed, according to police. "And when you find yourself in that position, think of me!"

"She claimed to be injured, but we didn't see any sign of that," Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian later told The New York Post. "We determined she had battered her boyfriend." Heisser, meanwhile, was arrested for allegedly driving drunk on a local highway, less than an hour after Locklear was taken into custody; he was cited and later released. Two months later, the actress' attorney appeared in court on her behalf to enter a not guilty plea.

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Weeks after her arrest, Locklear checked into a treatment facility.

Locklear was hospitalized in January 2012 after her sister called 911 and claimed the actress had been mixing prescription drugs with alcohol, according to reports; Locklear was released the next day. Five years later, she addressed rumors she was seeking professional treatment, telling E! News, in part, "I am feeling great and am taking steps to enrich and better my life..."

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—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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