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Police confirm investigation into Blackhawks star Patrick Kane

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Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center on January 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)

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 offseason 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.