New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken into custody by police Wednesday morning North Attleborough, Mass.

Hernandez, at the center of an investigation involving the shooting death of 27-year-old acquantance, was led from the front door of his mansion, handcuffed behind his back.

State police officers and dogs had searched Hernandez's home for more than 3½ hours Saturday.
ABC News on Friday reported that authorities were expected to execute an arrest warrant at some point for Hernandez for obstruction of justice, but that has yet to occur.

Michael Fee, an attorney for Hernandez, released a statement Monday night that read:

"Over the past week, our client, Aaron Hernandez, has been the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation, and false reports in the media. These include the repeated publication of a supposedly confirmed report that an arrest warrant had been issued for Aaron, a report that was exposed as untrue.

"None of these false reports come from official sources and we appreciate the professionalism and restraint shown by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office to date with regard to its public statements while its investigation is underway. Out of respect for that ongoing investigation, we will continue to refrain from commenting on its substance."