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Shannen Doherty

Calls Cops

After Twitter Fan Threatens Suicide

11/13/2012 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Shannen Doherty went above and beyond the call of duty to help a possibly suicidal fan Sunday night ... working with police from across the country to make sure the fan didn't harm herself ... TMZ has learned.

The Westampton Township Police Department in New Jersey confirms ... Doherty -- who lives in L.A. -- contacted officers late Sunday night and told police she had been receiving several disturbing tweets from a fan who threatened to kill herself unless she got a phone call from the actress.

Sources close to Shannen tell TMZ ... the actress had reason to believe the fan was in possession of a gun.  
 
According to the WTPD, Shannen was able to get the fan to reveal her address ... and cops were immediately dispatched to the woman's home.

Once police arrived, the officers met with family members who said the person of interest was a 27-year-old woman who was at home in her room.

Cops spoke with the woman ... who insisted she did not wish to harm herself. Cops also say they found nothing that would lead them to believe she was a danger to herself.

The woman was offered medical attention -- which she declined -- and cops left the scene after determining she was safe in the care of her family.

Shannen later posted a message on Twitter, "Thank you to the Westampton police department for being diligent and so reassuring."

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1.

Leslie Wilson    

Sounds like the most admirable thing she has ever done. I might have a little bit of respect for her now.

652 days ago
2.

Truth    

WHAT A WASTE OF POLICE RESOURCES... CLUE TO DOHERTY ---> PEPO LIE ON THE IN-TA-NETS!! #TRUTH!!

652 days ago
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652 days ago
4.

Jay W.     

Shannon looks like she belongs in xxx cinema.

652 days ago
5.

Michelle    

Always the Drama Queen to get attention
As these so-called actress age, they should just go away quietly.....

652 days ago
6.

Troi    

What a wonderful act of unselfishness on Shannen's part. Over the years she has gotten A LOT of bad press, especially for her temper,....but Girl, this was a really good thing you did,.....Kudos to you !

652 days ago
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Gretel    

It really sucks to do such a thing. I guess she wanted Shannon's attention and she got it. I'd be afraid of some karmic kick in the ass coming around after that one, though.

652 days ago
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Mustard    

When will people learn that twitter, Facebook, and message boards are not the place to ask for help it seems to easy for someone who is just interested in getting attention. So I really would question anyone who chooses to use such forums to ask for help. I get that we should never assume someone is lying when they say they are going to kill themselves, but our society is changing and too many people are eager to exploit themselves for attention. Call 911 they will give you all the attention you want and they will put you with other people that are mentally ill. I feel terrible to anyone has lost someone to suicide which is why it makes me so mad when someone ****s around online

652 days ago
9.

DaveT    

She could be suicidal and just denied it because of embarrassment and the feelings of shame associated with suicidal feelings because of fickle society's tendency to judge people who commit suicide rather than be understanding and compassionate.
Either way it looks like Shannen did the only responsible thing she could in the situation in trying to help and make sure everyone was OK.

652 days ago
10.

VictoriaGirl    

Next time some psycho tweets that they will kill thenselves if she doesnt call them, she should just block them. They dont really mean it, they're just looking for attention.

652 days ago
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Violette-Blue    

First off. Shannen Doherty still has fans?!? Second. This nutjob of a woman should be in jail for falsely making Shannen believe she was in any kind of danger. Wasted the tax payers money by sending cops to her address. Why wasn't she arrested for lying? This bitch deserves to have her name and address posted so people can really show her what to do for wasting our time.

652 days ago
12.

Kiko    

Shannen Doherty has Twitter fans?

652 days ago
13.

Ih8Taxes    

Well, the problem is there's no way to tell if she is faking or not so you treat it like the real deal. Trust me, I've experienced someone that I knew who committed suicide because I didn't take it seriously...sure wish I did though.

652 days ago
14.

Andyconda    

If I was a fan of hers I would kill my self too..
its almost worse then being a fan of Lindsay Lohans

652 days ago
15.

BettieOoo    

The girl should of been charged!

652 days ago
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