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