Tight end Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been taken from his Massachusetts 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. A message was left for his attorney. He is due to be arraigned in Attleboro later Wednesday. State police say they won't discuss the charge against him until it's presented in court.

State police have searched in and around Hernandez's North Attleborough home several times. At least three search warrants have been issued in connection with the investigation.

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