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Hamburg police confirm they've launched investigation against Blackhawks star Patrick Kane

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Hamburg Police Chief Gregory Wickett confirms his department has launched an investigation into Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane over an alleged incident at the player's home last weekend.

Without revealing the nature of the investigation, Wickett said Friday that police are still gathering information and awaiting forensic tests.

Wickett issued the brief statement outside police headquarters on Friday morning and declined to take questions.

Word of the investigation first surfaced Thursday, which prompted several responses from the NHL, Blackhawks and Kane's agent Pat Brisson. The investigation began on Sunday night, when several plainclothes officers searched the grounds around and the inside Kane's off-season Hamburg home, which overlooks Lake Erie.

Buffalo attorney Paul Cambria, who has represented Kane in the past, declined comment in a text to The Associated Press on Friday morning.

John Wawrow And Jonah Bronstein, The Associated Press

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