Former "The O.C." star Mischa Barton was placed under involuntary psychiatric hold by the Los Angeles Police Department Wednesday, Access Hollywood reports.
Officials first responded to a non-911 emergency call to the actress’ home in Los Angeles, where they took her in under Section 5150 and held her involuntarily. She has since been transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Under Section 5150, authorities are authorized to hold an individual involuntarily for up to 72 hours if they present a threat to themselves or others or suffer from a mental illness. The same code was used to hold Britney Spears under custody last year.
Barton will star in the upcoming series "The Beautiful Life" on The CW.