Report: Extension Sought on Amanda Bynes Psych Hold

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Medical professions and others planned to seek a two-week extension of an involuntary psychiatric hold on Amanda Bynes, TMZ reported Wednesday.

Bynes, 27, was taken into custody Monday night after she allegedly set a gas can on fire in front of a house in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County sheriff’s officials said.


Bynes wore a wig in court following her arrest in New York City in May.

It happened in the 200 block of Avenida De Los Arboles, near the house where Bynes grew up, authorities said.

Deputies found the actress near the fire, and after talking to her, decided to place her on a 5150 hold for psychiatric evaluation.

Sheriff’s officials would not name the hospital holding Bynes.

People close to Bynes fear she is suffering from schizophrenia, TMZ reported, citing sources familiar with the situation.

Bynes’ parents planned to seek a conservatorship for the actress, similar to the one Britney Spears was put under in 2008, the website said.

Monday night’s incident was not Bynes’ only brush with the law in recent months.

Back in May, she was arrested after an incident where she allegedly tossed a bong from the window of her Manhattan apartment.

She was charged with tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana.

Bynes’ license had been suspended earlier that month after a pair of alleged hit-and-run incidents.

The hit-and-run charges against her were dropped late last year, but a previous DUI case in Los Angeles was still pending.

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