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Bristol Police Announce Road Closure & Traffic Control For Aaron Hernandez’s Funeral

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BRISTOL — Bristol Police announced they will assist with traffic control at Aaron Hernandez’s funeral on Monday, April 24.

Hernandez was found hanged in his Massachusetts prison cell Wednesday morning, just days after his acquittal in a double murder case.

The body of Aaron Hernandez arrived at O’Brien Funeral Home in Forestville for a private service.

Hernandez’s family asked for privacy as they mourn and thanked people for offering condolences.

“The family of Aaron Hernandez wishes to thank all of you for the thoughtful expressions of condolences,” the statement said. “We wish to say goodbye to Aaron in a private ceremony and thank everyone in advance for affording us a measure of privacy during this difficult time.”

Beginning at 10:30am, Lincoln Avenue will be closed to traffic.

The closure will be between the Barnes Highway and East Main Street. The road should re-open around 5:00pm.

Police urge the public passing through the area to find an alternate route.

A staging area for the anticipated media has been set-up on East Main Street directly across from the O’Brien Funeral Home in a vacant lot.

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