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Actress Heather Locklear Hospitalized After Allegedly Threatening To Kill Herself
A woman called police saying she was Heather Locklear's mother and told them the actress was “trying to hurt herself and looking for a gun to shoot herself."
The actress Heather Locklear has been hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation, officials said.
Shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday, California police received a 911 call from a woman identifying herself as Locklear's mother, according to a recording of police radio transmission obtained by TMZ.
The woman said Locklear was “trying to hurt herself and looking for a gun to shoot herself,” but “she does not have access to any weapon. She is agitated and violent,” the recording says.
A spokesperson for the Ventura County sheriff’s department confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that its officers responded to Locklear's home Sunday afternoon after receiving a call from a family member that Locklear was acting erratically and threatening to hurt and kill herself.
"Our deputies responded, along with Ventura County Fire," the spokesperson told ET. "When we responded and contacted the person at the residence, [we] determined that there was no crime. It was strictly a medical call. There was a patient that was transported to a local hospital.”
The recording obtained by TMZ ends with the dispatcher warning responding officers to “Check your call slip for a hazard at the address,” an apparent reference to Locklear’s February arrest for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend (charges were later dropped) — and threatening police.
During her arrest in Februrary, Locklear “became combative with the deputies to the point where she was arrested not only for felony domestic battery but three counts of battery on a police officer,” a police spokesperson told People.com at the time.
According to police, Locklear told them that “You f***ing deserve your kids to die! You f***ing deserve it!,” adding “I hope no one f***ing burns your entire department down, your f***ing police department,” People.com reported.
Locklear then allegedly threatened police that she would shoot them if they ever returned to her house.
“Get the f*** off my property. Don’t ever come on it. All of you are not allowed … I will shoot you if you come on my property and take that as a threat and f***ing put another count against me,” People.com reported.
The threat triggered a subsequent search of Locklear's home for a firearm that police learned was registered in her name, but no weapon was found, police said in a news release.
Following her February arrest, Locklear went to rehab after her daughter, Ava, begged her to, ET reported. By the end of March she was back home and reunited with her boyfriend, according to ET.
Prosecutors are pursuing Locklear on charges of assaulting police in the February arrest, and that case is ongoing, ET reports.