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Aaron Hernandez charged in jail scuffle, threat, D.A. says

Aaron Hernandez

AP

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Prosecutors say former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who is charged in the murder of an acquaintance, has been indicted in an alleged jail assault in February, and in an alleged threat at the jail last November.

The Bristol County district attorney's office said Hernandez was indicted Thursday on charges of assault and battery and threats to do bodily harm. No further details were released. An arraignment date has not been set.

Hernandez is being held without bail at the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth after pleading not guilty to murder in the June 2013 shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.

The Bristol County sheriff said after the Feb. 25 incident at the jail that Hernandez was involved in a scuffle with another inmate, but neither man required medical attention.

A message was left Thursday for Hernandez's attorney.