Britney Spears hospitalized after standoff

The Superficial / January 4, 2008

Britney Spears was strapped to a gurney and taken from her home after a custody standoff with the police and local fire department. The police are saying Britney was under the influence of an unknown substance when she refused to allow her children to leave her house with Kevin Federline’s bodyguard. The Associated Press reports:

Officers were called to Spears’ house around 8 p.m. to respond to the custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their sons, 2-year-old Sean Preston and 1-year-old Jayden James, Lee said.
By about 10:30 p.m., six police cars, two ambulances and a fire truck had entered the gated-community that includes Spears’ house. Several police cars were seen in the area earlier in the night.
Spears turned over the children around 10:50 p.m., Lee said.

TMZ is reporting that Kevin’s lawyers are meeting with the judge this morning to strip Britney of her visitation rights. She is currently on “5150 hold” at Cedars-Sinai hospital which means there is evidence that Britney is a danger to herself and others.

UPDATE: Us Magazine has a time line of Britney’s meltdown. She’s being treated at the hospital as a “special needs” patient which indicates indicates either an overdose or suicide attempt.

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