Amanda Bynes Detained for Mental Evaluation

Jul 23, 2013 12:34pm

After being involved in a disturbance last night in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Amanda Bynes is being detained for a mental health evaluation, a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesman has confirmed to ABC News.

The 5150 involuntary hold allows a qualified officer to confine a person for 72 hours who is deemed to have a mental illness that makes them a danger to themselves or others.

The statement said deputies investigated the incident, which took place in a residential neighborhood,  and determined that Bynes, 27, met that criteria. The nature of the incident was not described.

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Bynes was in an New York court earlier this month for charges of reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and marijuana possession, following a May arrest.

The “Easy A” star was arrested after allegedly throwing a bong out of her apartment window. The hearing for that case was postponed until late September.

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