By Kevin Manahan
The Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez has been arrested and taken into custody by police at his home.Hernandez, wearing red shorts and sneakers, was led out from the home handcuffed, his arms inside a white V-neck white T-shirt and behind his back, and placed in the back seat of a police cruiser.Seven officers were present for the 8:47 a.m. arrest by Massachusetts State Police and North Attleboro Police. Hernandez will be arraigned at Attleboro District Court. In an email statement, the office of Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter said he will meet with the press and issue a statement following Hernandez’s arraignment.
Hernandez has been at the center of a police investigation into the homicide of Odin Lloyd.
After Hernandez was taking into custody, the New England Patriots announced in a statement that the team released Hernandez.
“A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss,” the team said in a statement. “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.”