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Suspect In Danvers Police Stabbing In Custody

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Police have a suspect in custody after he allegedly stabbed a Danvers police officer in a restaurant parking lot.

Police say 58-year-old Roy Limbaugh of Danvers stabbed officer John Melto at about 5:30 a.m. on Friday after Melto confronted him while patrolling off Route 1. Police say Melto's injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.

Limbaugh allegedly fled in a Volkswagen Jetta, but state police say a motorist spotted him, covered in blood and driving erratically in Randolph, about 35 miles from Danvers. They say the motorist followed Limbaugh and a state police officer arrested him at about 7 a.m. in a parking lot in neighboring Stoughton.

Danvers police say they had been searching for Limbaugh, a registered sex offender with outstanding warrants against him.

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