#Hernandez walks out handcuffed, put in N Attleboro police cruiser
— Jenny Wilson (@jennydwilson) June 26, 2013
Around 8:45 this morning, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested at his mansion in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, amid an investigation into the June 17 murder of his friend, 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
An army of officers descended on his home, handcuffed him after he answered the front door, stuffed him in a cruiser and drove him away.
Lloyd, whose body was found about a mile from Hernandez’s home, was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee and was reportedly out at a bar with Hernandez and others on the night he was killed.
There is no word on the charges against Hernandez. The Massachusetts State Police tweeted that no charge will be released until after Hernandez’s arraignment in court, scheduled for later today:
We are not releasing the charge against Hernandez until it is presented to the court. Again, he will be arraigned in Attleboro Court today
— MASS STATE POLICE (@MassStatePolice) June 26, 2013
Meanwhile, the Patriots have fired the rising-star tight end:
The New England #Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 26, 2013
In photos of the arrest, Hernandez has his hands handcuffed inside a white T-shirt — because he answered the door shirtless and was handcuffed before cops put a shirt on him:
Seven policemen approached Aaron Hernandez's door at 8:43 am. Hernandez answered door shirtless, was handcuffed and shirt was put on him.
— Kevin Armstrong (@KevinGArmstrong) June 26, 2013
#BREAKING: Patriots Aaron Hernandez taken away from his home in handcuffs. pic.twitter.com/fK24uAXb2C
— Joe Buttitta (@KEYTNC3Joe) June 26, 2013
#Breaking News: Moments ago @AaronHernandez was lead from his home in handcuffs and into a police cruiser #nfl pic.twitter.com/DrCgt4GP7g
— MyFoxHouston.com (@MyFoxHouston) June 26, 2013