Troubled singer Britney Spears did not have a gun when she took her children hostage during a stand off with emergency services at her home. The star sparked a major incident when she refused to hand over her two sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline on Thursday (03Jan08) after a scheduled visit at her Beverly Hills, California, mansion. It had been feared Spears threatened to harm herself as well as kids Sean Preston and Jayden James during the incident, which culminated in her being taken in an ambulance to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a mental evaluation. But it has now been confirmed that the star was not in possession of a lethal weapon at the time. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department tells celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, "There was no gun involved - that's the first we've heard of this. The police were called out to Britney Spears' residence to investigate custody issues over her children - not because there was a gun in the house." Spears was discharged from hospital on Saturday afternoon (05Jan08), when she checked herself out to return home with her father Jamie. Following the headline-grabbing incident, Spears' visitation rights to see her sons were temporarily suspended and Federline was awarded "sole legal custody and sole physical custody" of the kids at an emergency hearing on Friday (04Jan08). The custody order lasts until 14 January (08).