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Abby from 'NCIS' reports real-life attack

Actress Pauley Perrette poses at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Actress Pauley Perrette poses at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
(KFVS) -

Pauley Perrette, the actress who plays Abby on "NCIS", says she is grateful to be alive after reportedly being attacked by a homeless man.

According to CBS Los Angeles, a 45-year-old man was arrested Friday after allegedly assaulting Perrette outside of her Hollywood Hills, Ca. home shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Perrette explained on Twitter she was walking across the street to meet an architect for a new guest house she bought.

"I was jumped by a VERY psychotic homeless man. He grabbed me so forcefully, pinned my arm, punched me in the nose, forehead repeatedly telling me he was going to kill me," Perrette said in a tweet. "Then he showed me how he was going to kill me." 

After the attack, Perrette said she collapsed in shock.

"I text my friend next door and my church friend cop," Perrette explained. "I immediately drew a police sketch of the guy who was headed towards Hollywood Boulevard with murder in his eyes."

Perrette said police showed up and found the man.

She is still recovering.

"We need full mental health care," Perrette said. " We need housing and help for the homeless. We need support for our cops. We need to not walk alone. I need to heal."

The incident is under investigation.

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