San Diego police detained Jason Russell on Friday following an act of public indecency by removing all of his clothes and going on a rant on a street corner. Videotape of the accident from a close-up view has now been obtained my TMZ.
Russell is the co-founder of Invisible Children and filmmaker of the widespread Kony 2012 video, which has more than 82,000 views.
Law enforcement sources say that Russell was hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold on Friday, which can last up to three days, to evaluate his mental state and determine if he is a threat to himself or others.
Russell was not arrested and enforcement says he will not be charged for the incident.
Ben Keesey, CEO of Invisible Children released a public statement on Saturday concerning the issue.
“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”