New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken into custody this morning by state and North Attleborough police shortly before 9 a.m.
Massachusetts State Police tweeted about releasing charges.
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
The Patriots tweeted Hernandez's release.
The New England #Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 26, 2013
Patriots' statement making Hernandez release official: http://t.co/vSnnMfUDmu— Lauren Dezenski (@LaurenDezenski) June 26, 2013
The NFL made a statement as well, saying "the involvement of an NFL player in a case of this nature is deeply troubling. The Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez, who will have his day in court. At the same time, we should not forget the young man who was the victim in this case and take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathy to Odin Lloyd's family and friends."
Mother of murder victim Odin Lloyd tells reporters that, right now, family has "nothing to say" about #Hernandez arrest.— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) June 26, 2013
Aaron Hernandez was just led out of his home in North Attleborough in handcuffs by law enforcement officials, and put into a police vehicle.— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) June 26, 2013
Hartford Courant reporter Jenny Wilson tweeted a photo of police arriving at the home.
Police arriving at Hernandez pic.twitter.com/o7Lg5ztEGI— Jenny Wilson (@jennydwilson) June 26, 2013
Appears a police presence at #Hernandez North Attleborough home. Standby.— Colin A. Young (@ColinAYoung) June 26, 2013
#Hernandez opens door without a shirt on— Jenny Wilson (@jennydwilson) June 26, 2013
He emerged handcuffed, escorted by officials.
Aaron #Hernandez led out of his North Attleborough home in handcuffs by law enforcement officials, and put into a police vehicle— Angela Nelson (@BostonAngela) June 26, 2013