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One Dead, One Arrested In Oakdale Stabbing Incident
Multiple law enforcement agencies converged on South Sixth Avenue in Oakdale on Wednesday morning; one man was killed, two women were injured and one man arrested in a deadly stabbing. Marg Jackson/The Leader

Oakdale Police are investigating a stabbing homicide at an apartment complex in the 100 block of South Sixth Avenue.

Wednesday morning at approximately 10:48 a.m., Oakdale Police received several 911 calls regarding multiple stabbing victims in the 100 block of South Sixth. Oakdale Police arrived on scene and located multiple injured victims. When they arrived, the suspect, 28-year-old George Grass of Oakdale, fled and barricaded himself inside an upstairs apartment. Officers surrounded the building and repeatedly ordered Grass to come out. Officers then utilized less than lethal munitions to disable surveillance cameras posted outside the man’s apartment. The suspect threw some type of firework explosive out of an upstairs window at officers at the rear of the apartment.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department assisted with deputies and a SWAT team. After approximately an hour of negotiating with the suspect, Grass surrendered to officers without further incident.

After lifesaving attempts by officers and paramedics, a 37-year-old male stabbing victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Two female victims in their 20s were transported to local area hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

George Grass, 28, was arrested at the scene in connection with the ongoing homicide investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. Persons with information are asked to contact Oakdale Police at (209) 847-2231 or call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637.