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Oceanside Man Arrested for Attempted Murder in Stabbing Incident

SDSO K-9 Tracks Down Suspect

Oceanside CA— Late last night, March 21, 2018 at about 10:30 pm, Oceanside Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of Vista Way and Snead Dr.  When police arrived on scene they found one adult male with several stab wounds.

The victim had been involved in an altercation with the suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Joseph Sustaita of Oceanside. The victim was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital where he is currently in stable condition and the injuries are considered not to be life threatening.

A Sheriff’s K-9 was used to track Sustaita to his mother’s apartment in the 3200 block of Paseo De Laura in Oceanside. Sustaita refused to answer the door when police attempted to contact him.  A search warrant was obtained and the Oceanside SWAT team served the warrant.

Sustaita was arrested on scene and later booked into the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

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