published Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Pats player Hernandez taken from home in handcuffs

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    In this image taken from video, police search a car outside the home of New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in North Attleboro, Mass. State police officers and dogs searched Hernandez's home as they investigate the killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body was found nearby.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been taken from his home in handcuffs after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from his house.

Family members say the dead man, 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, was dating a woman whose sister is Hernandez’s fiancee. Officials ruled the death a homicide but did not say how Lloyd died.

It’s unclear why Hernandez was being taken into custody this morning and put into the back of a marked police car.

State police have searched in and around Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough several times. At least three search warrants have been issued in connection with the investigation. Hernandez attorney Michael Fee hasn’t discussed the investigation.

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