Britney Spears was placed on 72-hour lockdown for mental evaluation today following a dispute involving transfer of their two sons to Kevin Federline, People reports. Spears had put one son in her ex-husband’s car when she locked herself in a room with the other, prompting her court-appointed child monitor to call the police. Upon arriving, they broke down the door and tied Spears to a stretcher.
Police said Spears appeared to be “under the influence of an unknown substance.” Hospital staff decided to invoke the “5150 hold,” which mandates a 72-hour period of observation for those who may be a danger to themselves or others. The children are currently with Federline, and his lawyer began a motion today to strip Spears of her visitation rights.