'Teen Mom's' Amber Portwood Threatens Suicide, Hospitalized
Police confirm a relative called police from the MTV reality star's house claiming that she was "depressed and threatening to end her life."
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is in an Indiana medical facility after threatening to commit suicide, police confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Late this morning (11:34 a.m.), Anderson Police responded to a call at a residence in the 1300 block of Pleasant Meadow Drive. According to the caller, 21-year-old Amber L. Portwood was depressed and threatening to end her life. The victim, who did not appear to be injured, was transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation," said Detective Mitch Carroll in a statement.
"The incident is considered a medical episode, and accordingly, no additional comment will be made by the Anderson Police Department," he continued.
When police arrived, Portwood did not appear to be injured, but she was rushed to St. John's hospital for evaluation, TMZ.com reports.
A rep for MTV (which airs Teen Mom) told THR in a statement: "Our understanding is that Amber has been admitted to a local hospital, but we have not been able to confirm the accuracy of any reports being circulated and are waiting for further details. Our thoughts are with her and we hope to hear more soon."
Portwood has a rough few months: In December, she was charged with two felony counts of domestic battery, one felony count of neglect of a dependent and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery after striking Gary Shirley in front of their 2-year-old daughter, Leah.