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
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)
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(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.