An audiotape of actress Shannen Doherty intervening when a Twitter fan threatened suicide has been released.
Last month, Doherty alerted 911 when she received several tweets from a fan who threatened to kill herself unless she got a phone call from the actress. TMZ has now obtained and released the audio transcript.
At first unsure of how to explain her situation, Doherty simply opted to explain who she was.
"This is going to sound incredibly strange ... my name is Shannen Doherty and I'm an actress. I'm on Twitter, sadly, and there is a girl that is threatening to shoot herself and she lives somewhere over there," she told the 911 dispatcher.
While Doherty lives in Los Angeles, the fan lives in Westhampton, N.J.
“I’m completely untrained to deal with somebody threatening to commit suicide,” the actress said.
“My security guys actually told me to block her, because she’s super-aggressive and does very erratic things. I’m now sitting here, like, you know freaking out and held hostage and I can’t even do anything.”
Doherty provided 911 with the fan's phone number, and was then able to obtain her address, after which police were dispatched to the 27-year-old woman's home, according to the Westampton Township Police Department.
When police arrived at the scene, the woman told them she had no "intentions of actually harming herself." She denied medic attention and was left in the care of her family.
Once the crisis was averted, Doherty tweeted, "Thank you to the Westampton police department for being diligent and so reassuring."
According to ABC News, Doherty declined to give further comment.
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