Amanda Bynes was arrested at her New York apartment on Thursday for reckless endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and physical position of marijuana, police have confirmed to ET.
A local NBC news station
reports that the doorman at Bynes' building called police to report that the actress had been smoking marijuana in the lobby of her Midtown apartment. Bynes, 27, allegedly tried to discard of a bong when police showed up and took her into custody.
The local station goes on to report that Bynes was taken to Roosevelt Hospital for "psychiatric evaluation" before heading to the Midtown police station.
Publicist Jonathan Jaxson spoke with ET, revealing that the arrest took place after an attempted intervention was held for the actress, saying, "I didn't want her to go to jail and be charged, I wanted her to get help and be sober for a minute and realize reality and hope she sees that soooo many care and love her."
Everyone please say a prayer that our intervention worked and that @amandabynes
has been arrested she will get the help she needs! #love
— Jonathan Jaxson (@jonathanjaxson) May 24, 2013
Sometimes you do things you don't want to do, but you know in ur ❤ u almost have no choice to save another's life u have come to care about.— Jonathan Jaxson (@jonathanjaxson) May 24, 2013
Bynes is currently under probation for driving with a suspended license and has a pending DUI case stemming from a 2012 arrest.