Tori Spelling Evacuates; SWAT Acts; Dean Shows New Love

Dramatic scene unfolds as Spelling encounters unexpected peril.

by Nouman Rasool
Tori Spelling Evacuates; SWAT Acts; Dean Shows New Love
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In a harrowing turn of events in Los Angeles this Wednesday, Tori Spelling, the beloved actress known for her role in "Beverly Hills, 90210," had to evacuate her rental home. Witnesses reported seeing a visibly shaken Spelling, 50, sprinting in an attempt to find her children as a hostile situation unfolded in the vicinity.

An armed individual was reported to be barricaded in a neighboring house with an AR-15 rifle, posing a direct threat to law enforcement and a possible hostage. The sequence of events was deeply troubling for Spelling, who, alongside her family, has had to make temporary stays in cost-effective hotels and RV parks.

This comes in the backdrop of rumored financial difficulties the actress is facing. Spelling, a mother to five children with her estranged husband, Dean McDermott, 56, found herself in a situation no parent would want to imagine.

Dean, who was spotted with his new girlfriend, Lily Calo, 32, in Los Angeles earlier this week, has another son, Jack, 24, from a previous relationship with Mary Jo Eustace, 61.

Suspect Captured; Spelling Unharmed

After a nerve-wracking two-hour standoff, the suspect was taken into custody without any reported injuries.

Photos captured from the scene showed a handcuffed man being led away by officers. Spelling was pictured wearing a light yellow T-shirt, denim blue jeans, a black cap, and oversized brown sunglasses. She engaged in conversations with nearby residents and made several phone calls during the standoff.

Interestingly, Spelling's 1.7 million Instagram followers did not get any immediate update on the situation from her. Her latest post, instead, shared a delightful outing she and her kids had at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights.

The past year has been tumultuous for Spelling, marked by financial constraints, unstable living conditions, health issues, and challenges in her personal life. After her separation from McDermott after 17 years of marriage, she was seen with her children in an RV park and later at a motel in Ventura County, California. Earlier in May, she moved out of a rental home due to mold concerns.