Oceanside Man Arrested for Stabbing Wife in the Neck: PD

The victim, a 20-year-old woman, suffered stab wounds to her neck and arms

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A 20-year-old man was arrested in North County overnight after police say he stabbed his wife and barricaded himself for hours, according to authorities.

Oceanside police were called out Monday after neighbors reported the violent attack at about 5:30 p.m. They reported that a 20-year-old woman had been stabbed in the neck and arms outside an apartment complex in the 200 block of Rancho del Oro Drive, according to Oceanside police.

After the attack, the suspect, who was later identified as Vixiano Cherestal, went into a nearby apartment and refused to come out, authorities said, adding that officers from Oceanside's SWAT team were called to the scene.

The woman was taken to Scripps La Jolla by air ambulance, officers said. No more is known about her condition, but Oceanside police did say her injuries were non-life threatening.

Several hours went by, with Cherestal still barricaded, till a SWAT team entered the apartment, where a K-9 and "less lethal" munitions were deployed.

The suspected attacker was arrested with minor injuries. After medical treatment, Cherestal was taken into custody at the Vista Detention Facility and charged with attempted murder.

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