A stalker was arrested outside Sharon Stone's home earlier today (11.08.11).

A man in his 50s was found "yelling and banging" at the gate of the 53-year-old star's Hollywood Hills house and was detained by police.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed: "Today at around 10:30am the LAPD West unit responded to actress Sharon Stone's house for a man yelling and banging at the gate. He was detained for mental evaluation."

No one was hurt in the incident, and it is not known if Sharon - who has been in New York filming 'Gods Behaving Badly' with Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Walken - was at home at the time.

Earlier this year the 'Basic Instinct' star obtained a permanent restraining order against "mentally ill" Bradley Gooden, who entered her residence earlier this year claiming it was his house.

He has also claimed he is the son of US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and believed she had purchased the home for him to live in.