American actress Heather Locklear has been arrested by police on Domestic Violence charges. Police have also filed charges against Locklear for assaulting a police officer who arrived at her home after an alert was issued.

Details of the incident

The alleged incident reportedly happened on Sunday night. Police officers reached Heather Locklear's home in Oaks, California after someone called in a report of domestic violence. When police arrived, Locklear behaved rudely and, at one point, the actress even manhandled a cop. After minutes of dramatic scenes, police arrested [VIDEO] the 56-year-old actress and she was taken to hospital for evaluation.

Authorities [VIDEO] have also charged her with three counts of misdemeanor battery on an officer.

According to TMZ, it was Heather's brother who called the police about the domestic violence in her home. When the actress' brother reached her home in the night, he saw Heather and her boyfriend fighting violently.

Locklear is now in the process of obtaining bail.

Heather Locklear: A victim of anxiety and depression

This is not the first time that Heather Locklear's name has been embroiled in controversy. In March 2008, a call was made to 911 informing that Locklear was attempting suicide in her apartment. However, when the police and paramedics reached her home, she was fine. Ventura County Sheriff's Department later revealed that the call was genuine.

On June 24, 2008, Heather was admitted to a psychiatric facility in Arizona.

Heather's representative confirmed this news and stated that she is a victim of depression and anxiety. After four weeks of treatment, Locklear returned to her home.

Four years later, on January 12, 2012, Heather's sister dialed 911 and informed them that the actress had attempted suicide on prescription drugs and alcohol. She was soon admitted to the hospital and was pronounced out of danger the very next day.

According to TMZ, Locklear has been previously arrested on DUI charges and has had problems with drug abuse.

Heather Locklear is well known for her role as Amanda Woodward in the television series ''Melrose Place''. The series aired between 1993-1999 on Fox, and for her performance, Locklear received four consecutive Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in the Television Series Drama category.

Apart from television series, Heather Locklear has also portrayed notable roles in movies like ''Money Talks,'' ''The Perfect Man,'' ''Scary Movie 5'' and ''Flying By.''