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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."

43 COMMENTS

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31.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

This is what happens when you are too accessible to the public. Where do you draw the line between public and private? That's for eveyone to answer for themselves but Paul Newman said it best when someone questioned him about his sometimes refusing to sign autographs: The only thing we owe the public is our best performance.

Btw why the hell would anyone want to kill themselves over Shannen Doherty?

679 days ago
32.

Robin Siegfried    

Come on People!!, seriously!, if she didn't call the police, and the woman really did commit suicide, the everyone would be harping on Shannon that she's was too self-centered, and self absorbed and didn care!, so she's damned if she does, or damned if she doesn't! I never really liked Shannon, but when her father passed away, and I saw the love, she had for her parents,I saw a different side to her, I think she's changed and become a more compassionate person.

678 days ago
33.

Raejean    

Doherty is really starting to show her age.

678 days ago
34.

A.M.D    

This girl has always been unattractive, don't understand the pull. Does she have fans?

678 days ago
35.

Ben    

The other woman was actually Lindsey Lohan wanting her meth pipe back.

678 days ago
36.

jB0MBZ    

the duck goes "cluck!"
the cat goes "meow!"
and the shannon doherty goes "mooooooooooooooo!"

676 days ago
37.

girlshark    

Famous actress Shannon is going for an online"degree"now..have you seen her ad? Hahahaha! I'm sure that Education Connection curriculum its just the right speed for her Republican mindset.

653 days ago
38.

nichole    

I want you to know that i have down syndrome and i am handicaped and just to admit when someone dose stupid things like death threaten someone who dose do things for attention that dose not mean that person can do so much on my behalf i admit i did something i should nevet had done and for that like i said i have never got any acces to guns in my life i love shannen so much i been her number 1 fan since i was a little baby as for now thanks to shannen i am gonna be famous

619 days ago
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