Vista man arrested for stabbing wife, daughter

Posted at 8:14 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 23:14:27-05

VISTA, Calif. – A man was arrested Monday after authorities say he stabbed his wife and daughter inside their Vista home. 

The incident happened Sunday night just before 8 p.m. on the 1000 block of Corvalla Drive.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, during a fight with his wife and daughter, 55-year-old Juventino Vazquez grabbed a knife from a closet.

Following a struggle, Vazquez reportedly stabbed both his wife and daughter several times before leaving the home.

Both victims were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Vazquez was arrested Monday afternoon after a witness reported a suspicious person on the 900 block of Barsby Street.

He was booked into jail for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and violating a domestic violence restraining order with injuries.