Heather Locklear, the veteran actress best known for roles on Dynasty, Spin City and Melrose Place, was hospitalized over the weekend after reportedly threatening to shoot herself.
According to TMZ, the Ventura County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments responded to the veteran star’s home on Sunday after a relative called 911.
Audio of the dispatch obtained by the aforementioned website says that Locklear was “agitated and violent,” threatening to hurt herself and those around her.
Although she did not have access to weapons, based on this 911 call, the operator said she was looking for a gun to shoot herself.
In a follow-up to its original post, TMZ quotes an insider who says Locklear’s parents were at her house when the actress grew so violent that she actually choked her mother and struck her father.
It was the former who called the police.
No criminal chargers were filed against Locklear.
Instead of being transported to prison, she was transported to a local hospital and placed under psychiatric supervision.
Public records do confirm that Locker resides on the street from where this 911 call was placed.
“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,” Capt. Kuredjian tells People Magazine, adding:
“There was no criminal activity. The person was not arrested.”
Locklear, for those who have followed her career closely or who are up to date on the celebrity gossip world, has had her fair of legal and personal trouble over the years.
In February, for example, Locklear was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic battery, along with three counts of battery on a police officer.
Police later searched her home for a firearm that was allegedly registered in her name.
Two weeks later, the actress entered a rehab program.
“She didn’t go because she was forced,” a longtime associate told People at the time, explaining;
“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.”
In March of 2008, meanwhile, Locklear’s doctor dialed 911 and reported that the celebrity was suicidal; that June, Heather sought help for psychological issues.
Back during her recent February incident, Locklear threatened to shoot police officers on the spot and also if they ever returned to her house.
Given this history, the Sheriff’s Department confirms that multiple units were sent to Locklear’s residence in response to Sunday’s situation.
Let’s all hope and pray that Heather Locklear finds the assistance she so desperately needs.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Or text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
Or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.