Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was arrested last week in Indianapolis for domestic assault for allegedly attacking her boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, while he was holding their one-year-old James. She has been charged with three felonies. It’s now being revealed that the drama that evening didn’t end there. RadarOnline reports that Portwood threatened to commit suicide soon after the incident and also swallowed a “handful of pills.”
The incident began after Glennon and Portwood missed their local fireworks on July 4 due to traffic. Glennon told local police that Portwood made him feel like “he dropped the ball,” according to an affidavit obtained by The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. After fighting, Glennon took their son, James, for a ride so that Amber could “cool off.” When he returned home, he discovered Portwood had locked the door. He was eventually let into the house and Portwood began attacking him with a shoe and later a machete.
Glennon left the house again and when he returned, Portwood began coming at him again. The affidavit states, “Glennon became visibly upset and stated Ms. Portwood then threatened to kill herself. Mr. Glennon stated Ms. Portwood went to her drawer and took a handful of Klonopin and tossed it back like it was nothing.” When she was told he would call the police, she regurgitated them.
New legal documents show that Glennon met with the Department of Child Services earlier this week, according to TMZ. They will recommend that Glennon gets full custody of James while the incident is being investigated.
Glennon currently has a restraining order against Portwood. The couple will return to court next Wednesday for an emergency custody hearing.
Stay tuned for further updates on Amber Portwood, her alleged suicide attempt, Andrew Glennon, and their ongoing custody battle.
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