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Police confiscate gun after 'accidental discharge'

Peabody Police confiscated a gun Friday after it went off sometime before 4 p.m. in the 500 block of N. Elm St.

Radio transmissions recorded by the newspaper indicated police arrived at 3:55 p.m. and that at least two parties in the house had been separated. The location of the gun was unclear.

However, no injuries, other than a “thumb pain,” were reported, and transportation was refused.

Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke said it was unclear what circumstances had caused the gun to go off. He said the incident was believed to have involved an accidental discharge.

“The weapon was confiscated,” Burke said. “The owner can retrieve the weapon after I talk to them and the county attorney talks to them,” Burke said. “But it will be up to the county attorney when the weapon can be returned.”

Last modified Feb. 2, 2017