Another 72-hour psychiatric hold has turned into a longer stay for actress Amanda Bynes, echoing a series of events back in summer 2013, when Bynes was placed in lockup after setting a small fire in a residential driveway.
The latest 5150 hold has been extended by two weeks, ABC News reports, citing Tamar Arminak, a lawyer for Bynes’ family. The hold began Friday evening.
“The 28-year-old actress arrived at the Las Encinas Hospital for a three-day stay after arriving in Los Angeles from New York late last week, Arminak added,” the story reports. “A so-called 5150 hold is used on those deemed to have a mental illness that makes them a danger to themselves or others.”
The story also reports: “Bynes’ parents first expressed concern on Friday, the same day their daughter went on a troublesome Twitter rant.”
In a statement to ABC News, Arminak said: “My clients are very concerned about their daughter. Despite what is being reported, they are doing everything they can to help Amanda.”
Bynes was arrested on a DUI charge Sept. 29, as we reported previously, and is due in court Oct. 23 to enter a plea in that case.