Report: Heather Locklear hospitalized after family altercation, threatening to shoot herself

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — TMZ is reporting that former Melrose Place star Heather Locklear is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation in a Los Angeles hospital following a physical altercation with family members, and alleged threats she was going to harm herself.

The gossip site reports the 56-year-old actress seemed agitated and threatened to shoot herself, so her parents went to her home.  It was there Locklear allegedly got physical, choking her mother and punching her father, TMZ reports. Her mother then called the police, and Locklear was taken to a hospital.

Back in February, Locklear was arrested at her California home when she allegedly went after cops who tried to take her into custody, following a fight that broke out between the actress and her boyfriend, Chris Heisser.

Locklear was arrested for felony domestic violence and three counts of battery on emergency personnel and reportedly subsequently entered a rehab program.

Locklear first rose to stardom as a cast member of the 1980s police drama T.J. Hooker, opposite William Shatner.  She also co-starred on the nighttime soaps Dynasty and Melrose Place, and the sitcom Spin City.  Her most recent acting credit, according to IMDB, was last year on the Tyler Perry-produced TV drama Too Close to Home.

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