Police: 1 suspect arrested for 'messy' double murder in Peabody

PEABODY, Mass. — One of the two suspects sought for a "messy" double murder in Peabody has been arrested, according to police.

The Essex district attorney's office confirmed to FOX25 Michael Hebb, 45, of Peabody, was taken into custody shortly after noon Monday.

The SWAT team was called in to assist with the arrest. Hebb has been charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Police say one suspect is still at large.

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Police called the crime scene on Farm Avenue "messy and cluttered", making it difficult to process.  Police had to use a special X-ray machine to figure out how many victims there were.

Police were first called to the scene late Saturday night, when a woman staying at the home ran out and flagged down a passing driver for help. The woman was taken to the State Police barracks in Danvers, where she told officers that there had been a crime in the home.

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