New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez arrested by police

Patriots star Hernandez arrested
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New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is arrested by police allegedly in connection with a homicide investigation.

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested by police at his home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

The 23-year-old has been at the centre of a homicide investigation after the body of a semi-professional American football player Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park about half a mile from Hernandez's home.

The Patriots star, who is said to have been a friend of the 27-year-old victim, was handcuffed at his home and taken into police custody, according to USA Today.

Police have searched Hernandez's home twice.

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in action on January 20, 2013
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