New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez arrested at home, report says
Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriot tight end who had been investigated after a body was found near his Massachusetts home, was arrested Wednesday morning, MyFoxBoston.com reported.
It was not immediately known what charges he faces. The Massachusetts State Police tweeted that Hernandez is in the process of being booked and will be arraigned later at the Attleboro District Court.
Phone messages left by FoxNews.com for Hernandez’s lawyer and the Bristol District Attorney’s Office were not immediately returned.
Law enforcement had searched near both Hernandez’s home and the industrial park where Odin Lloyd’s body was found. At least three search warrants have been issued in connection with the investigation.
Lloyd was a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits who was reportedly found dead on June 17 with multiple gunshot wounds.
Lloyd’s family says he was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. They say the two men were friends and were out together on the last night of Lloyd’s life. Lloyd’s mother, Ursula Ward, declined to comment at her Boston home Wednesday morning.
“Nothing to say, please. Thank you,” she said, before shutting the door.
Reporters have been camped out for days at Hernandez’s sprawling home on the Rhode Island line, not far from the stadium where the Patriots play. They reported Tuesday that Hernandez got a visit from Boston defense attorney James Sultan.
Police entered the NFL player’s home at 8:45 a.m. and, about two minutes later, they came out with a handcuffed Hernandez. He was taken to the North Attleboro Police Department for booking, MyFoxBoston.com reported. He was wearing a white V-neck T-shirt, with his arms inside the shirt and behind his back. He casually spit into some bushes on his way to the car.
The charges Hernandez faces are unclear. A source told MyFoxBoston.com that a paper warrant had been issued on an obstruction of justice charge in connection to the murder investigation.
The Patriots drafted Hernandez, who is originally from Bristol, Conn., out of the University of Florida in 2010. Last summer, the team gave him a five-year contract worth $40 million.
Patriots spokesman Stacey James has said the team did not anticipate commenting publicly during the police investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
Via: Fox News