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Amanda Bynes hospitalized on mental-health hold

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized for a mental-health evaluation after deputies said she started a small fire in the driveway of a home in Southern California.

Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Don Aguilar says deputies responding to a call Monday night found Bynes standing next to the flames in the city of Thousand Oaks.

The deputies determined she met the criteria for a mental-health hold and took her into custody. She can be held for up to 72 hours of observation.

Aguilar says no charges have been filed.

The 27-year-old former Nickelodeon actress has had several run-ins with the law in California.

Earlier this month she appeared in a New York court on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

 

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 24, 2013 C2

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