Breaking News North Attleborough, MA: New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez Taken into Custody Away from His home in Handcuffs by State Police (Update: Patriots Cut Hernandez and Release Him from Team)
Breaking news out of North Attleboro, Massachusetts in the murder investigation of Odin L. Lloyd that has implicated New England Patriot’s TE Aaron Hernandez … ARREST FINALLY MADE.
According to the Boston Globe, Aaron Hernandez has been taken into custody from his home this morning by Massachusetts State Police in Hand cuffs. It is not yet known what Hernandez has been charged with, obstruction of justice or possibly murder? Aaron Hernandez has been at the forefront of the murder investigation into the death of 27 year old Odin L. Lloyd. The body of Lloyd, a semipro football player, was found on June 17 in an industrial park by a nighttime jogger, about a half-mile from Hernandez’s home. As previously reported, Aaron Hernandez’s home security system, cell phone destroyed and house was scrubbed.
CNN VIDEO - Patriots’ Hernandez arrested amid investigation of man’s death
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was led out of his house this morning in handcuffs facing undisclosed charges.
Hernandez has been under investigation in connection with the murder of his acquaintance, Odin L. Lloyd, 27, whose body was found June 17 at an industrial park near Hernandez’s home.
It was not immediately known what charges Hernandez is facing.
More at CBS-Boston.
UPDATE I: 8:46am Aaron Hernandez was walked out of his house in handcuffs, placed in the back of a police car and taken away.
UPDATE II: From ESPN:
Interestingly enough, that Hernandez did not volunteer himself to police with his lawyers in a quiet, subdued manner but instead was arrested by the police at his home.
Hernandez, wearing a white V-neck T-shirt, long red athletic shorts and black sneakers, was led around 9 a.m. ET from the front door of his mansion with his hands in handcuffs behind his back inside the shirt and placed into a police cruiser, which quickly drove away.
He casually spit into some bushes on his way to the car.
UPDATE III: Will be arraigned in Attleborough District Court alter today.
Aaron Hernandez was arrested this morning and is scheduled to be arraigned in Attleboro District Court some time today, leading the New England Patriots to cut one-time star tight end from the team about two hours later.
Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter, in a statement, confirmed Hernandez’s arrest, but did not say what crime the professional football player is accused of committing.
UPDATE IV: Patriots did not wait to dismiss him from the team …
Hernandez will be arraigned later Wednesday, but the Patriots did not wait to dismiss him from the team.
“Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation,” the team said in a statement.
New England Pats Cut Aaron Hernandez. One might be innocent until proven guilty, but not with the New England Patriots. It looks like they have seen and heard enough,]. Shortly after Aaron Hernandez was arrested by police this morning at his home, the Patriots cut Hernandez and released him from the team.
The New England Patriots have released Hernandez following his arrest.
The team said in a statement: “A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”
Just my opinion, but with the actions by the New England Patriots this morning, it is highly likely that Aaron Hernandez is going to be charged with murder later today in court, not just obstruction of justice.