Britney Spears taken to hospital after standoff over children

Britney Spears is carried on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance from her home in Beverly Hills, California.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Britney Spears has been placed into an ambulance at her home after a custodial standoff involving her small children that lasted nearly three hours.

Aerial footage from KTLA-TV showed the singer being lifted in a gurney into an ambulance.

Los Angeles police officer Jason Lee says Spears turned over her children around 10:50 p.m. Pacific time Thursday.

Police were called to the residence around 8 p.m.

Lee says Spears was under the influence of an unknown substance.

No injuries have been reported.

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