Amanda Bynes was reportedly arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers on Saturday for a mental health assessment, according to TMZ.
The former Nickelodeon star, 37, was recently released from a mental health facility in April after being held in psychiatric detention for three weeks because she wandered the streets of Los Angeles naked and appeared to be in a manic state.
This Saturday, the She’s The Man actress was handcuffed outside her residence after police sources told the outlet they responded to a call from a “woman in distress”.
TMZ reported that the woman was Bynes herself, with the sources adding, “She was taken to a police station where a professional medical unit was standing by to examine her and determine if she needed further treatment. “.
Eyewitnesses who saw the incident unfold told the publication that Amanda was ‘calm during the interaction’ with LAPD officers, but ‘looked defeated when they dealt with her’ .
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Bynes for comment.
Report: Amanda Bynes was reportedly arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers on Saturday for a mental health assessment, according to TMZ
Bynes was then placed in the back of one of the police cars that had arrived at the scene. However, it’s unclear if officers had “escorted” the star away from her residence, or if she was met by cops outside.
TMZ also reported that it is currently unknown whether Amanda was released after an evaluation or taken to the hospital for detention 5150, which relates to those taken into custody for 72 hours for psychiatric hospitalization.
Her latest mental health evaluation comes just months after the actress was placed in a mental health facility in March after she reportedly wandered the streets of Los Angeles for four days after her vehicle was towed into the Long Beach area.
TMZ previously reported at the time that at one point she was roaming the streets without clothes on, with eyewitnesses stating that Bynes herself “waving for a car to get off, telling the driver she was coming out of a psychotic episode” and called 911.
After being recovered, Amanda was initially placed in 72-hour psychiatric custody, which was initially extended while her team at the mental health facility developed a treatment plan for her.
After three weeks of treatment, she reportedly worked with facility staff to determine that she was ready to return to her usual routines and checked herself out of the hospital for an outpatient treatment program.
“Amanda left the medical facility on her own accord,” a source told Dailymail.com at the time. “She was very cooperative, was involved in her recovery, the staff were supportive of her decision to leave as she had successfully completed the treatment program.”
Bynes “has been advised to continue to distance herself from her” former fiancé, Paul Michael, the source said, adding that “his family and friends believe his separation was a catalyst in his depression and that he does not is not a healthy and safe person”. for her to be there.
Recent psychiatric detention: The former Nickelodeon star, 37, was recently released from a mental health facility in April after being placed in psychiatric detention for three weeks due to wandering the streets of Los Angeles naked; seen in May in West Hollywood
A call: The She’s The Man actress was handcuffed outside her residence, with police sources telling the outlet they responded to a call from a ‘woman in distress’.
The source went on to say that the former couple “was codependent on each other and the latter part of their relationship was toxic, in part due to the fact that they met in rehab.” They replaced their addiction to substances with an addiction to each other.
Sources also told Dailymail.com in March that “he was advised to continue to distance himself from” Michael.
The couple originally announced their engagement in February 2020, but reportedly didn’t separate until three weeks later. However, in March, Amanda announced her pregnancy with her lawyer, saying later in May that she was not expecting her first child.
Earlier this year in April, her ex-fiancé Paul Michael claimed he and Amanda had broken up just days before her nervous breakdown in March.
While reflecting on the end of their rocky romance, the actress’ former partner claimed that two weeks before walking the streets of Los Angeles naked, she had “disappeared for three days” before returning “home with another guy”.
He went on to say TMZ that “they had a fight” and Bynes, whom he reportedly first met at Alcoholics Anonymous in November 2019, “said she ‘didn’t care about him anymore.’
After calling him, he “packed his things and left their house”. Michael recalls feeling blindsided by her behavior as she “seemed stable” and focused on becoming a nail artist after enrolling in a cosmetology course.
He speculated that something may have happened to her because she “looked like a different person” when they last met.
Former conservatorship: Bynes had previously been in conservatorship since 2013, but it ended last year in March 2022; seen in 2009 in Los Angeles
After her three-week stay in the mental health facility, sources close to the Hairspray actress said TMZ last month, in May, that the star had no trouble adjusting to her normal life.
Insiders informed the outlet that after leaving the hospital, Bynes returned to living on her own and said “she doesn’t have a lot of people in her life.”
They added that “Amanda didn’t focus on some of the passions she had before,” including nail technology and fashion.
Despite the difficulties, the sources told TMZ that Bynes was “attending her outpatient treatments, seeing therapists and taking her medications.”
Bynes had previously been in conservatorship since 2013, but it ended last year in March 2022.
Recent split: Earlier this year in April, her ex-fiancé Paul Michael claimed he and Amanda had broken up just days before her nervous breakdown in March
Hollywood star: Amanda is known for starring in The Amanda Show from 1999 to 2002, and also appeared in hit movies such as She’s The Man (2006) and later Easy A (2010)
TMZ previously reported that Bynes’ parents were not considering trying to arrange another conservatorship, as she was doing relatively well before her mental health crisis in March this year.
The original arrangement began in 2013, after she was involuntarily committed after several run-ins with the law beginning a year earlier.
She had two hit-and-runs, as well as a DUI, in 2012, and was later arrested in 2013 for allegedly throwing a bong out the window of her 36th-floor apartment in Manhattan.
Amanda is known for performing on Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show from 1999 to 2002, and also appeared in hit films such as She’s The Man (2006) and later Easy A (2010) and the musical Hairspray (2007) .