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Report: Suspect Arrested in Mass [UPDATE]

Washington County Sheriff's Dept

UPDATE @ 10:20 PM – FOX 25 in Boston is reporting that Matthew Slocum, a suspect in a triple homicide, house fire, and the reason for a multi-state AMBER alert has been arrested. The television station is reporting that his girlfriend and four month old baby are safe.

UPDATE @ 4P – local media erroneously reported this had been canceled – it is still active.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has activated the NY AMBER Alert system and has confirmed a child has been abducted from a home on Turnpike Road in White Creek around 4AM this morning. Police are searching for a suspect, Matthew A. Slocum – description of the suspect and child after the jump.

The suspect (Matthew A. Slocum) is a 23 year old white male with short brown hair and brown eyes. Slocum is 5’10 and weighs 195 pounds. He is driving a black two door Ford Mustang with NY plate number DED 1769

The child is a white male, Raymond Slocum, approximately four months old.

The suspect IS ARMED and fled the scene of a suspicious fire and death taking the child with him.

If you have any information please immediately contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Dept 866-NYS-AMBER or 911 to report a sighting.

More information from CBS 6 on the suspicious fire

Fox23 News has more information on the abduction and AMBER alert on their site as well.

The suspect was last seen possibly traveling on North Street in Adams, MA around 5A this morning.

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