Britney on 72-Hour Psych Hold

K-Fed moves to revoke custody

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 4, 2008 2:13 PM CST

(Newser) – 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.

Michael Sands, publicist for attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, addresses the media outside Los Angeles County Superior Court about the filing of an emergency motion to revoke pop singer Britney Spears' child visitation privileges Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 in Los Angeles. Spears was hospitalized Thursday night after an hours long standoff...
Michael Sands, publicist for attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, addresses the media outside Los Angeles County Superior Court about the filing of an emergency motion to revoke pop singer Britney Spears' child...   (Associated Press)
This image provided by KTLA-TV shows Britney Spears talking with paramedics as she is wheeled out of her home on a gurney to a waiting ambulance late Thursday night Jan. 3, 2008 in Los Angeles. Police were called to Spears' home Thursday night in a custodial dispute involving her children...
This image provided by KTLA-TV shows Britney Spears talking with paramedics as she is wheeled out of her home on a gurney to a waiting ambulance late Thursday night Jan. 3, 2008 in Los Angeles. Police...   (Associated Press)
Britney Spears as she is wheeled out of the ambulance on a gurney at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center late Thursday night Jan. 3, 2008 in Los Angeles. Police were called to Spears' home Thursday night in a custodial dispute involving her children that lasted nearly three hours authorities said. Officers were...
Britney Spears as she is wheeled out of the ambulance on a gurney at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center late Thursday night Jan. 3, 2008 in Los Angeles. Police were called to Spears' home Thursday night in a...   (Associated Press)
Britney Spears as she is wheeled out of the ambulance on a gurney at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center late Thursday night Jan. 3, 2008 in Los Angeles. Police were called to Spears' home Thursday night in a custodial dispute involving her children that lasted nearly three hours authorities said. Officers were...
Britney Spears as she is wheeled out of the ambulance on a gurney at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center late Thursday night Jan. 3, 2008 in Los Angeles. Police were called to Spears' home Thursday night in a...   (Associated Press)
Britney Spears is carried on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance from her home in Beverly Hills Ca. late Thursday night Jan. 3, 2008. Police were called to Spears' home Thursday night in a custodial dispute involving her children, authorities said. Officers were called at 8 p.m. and were...
Britney Spears is carried on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance from her home in Beverly Hills Ca. late Thursday night Jan. 3, 2008. Police were called to Spears' home Thursday night in a custodial dispute...   (Associated Press)
Photographers try to get a shot through the back window of a Los Angeles City Fire Department ambulance, believed  to carrying entertainer Britney Spears, as it leaves her residence, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Photographers try to get a shot through the back window of a Los Angeles City Fire Department ambulance, believed to carrying entertainer Britney Spears, as it leaves her residence, Thursday, Jan. 3,...   (Associated Press)
Photographers try to get a shot through the back window of a Los Angeles City Fire Department ambulance, believed  to carrying entertainer Britney Spears, as it leaves her residence, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Photographers try to get a shot through the back window of a Los Angeles City Fire Department ambulance, believed to carrying entertainer Britney Spears, as it leaves her residence, Thursday, Jan. 3,...   (Associated Press)
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