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Santa Rosa man in custody after stabbing attack against roommate

Santa Rosa police arrested a man on suspicion of stabbing his roommate with a knife late Sunday night.

Police responded around 11 p.m. to the 200 block of Hazel Street in southeast Santa Rosa after a male caller reported his roommate attacked him. The caller said he defended himself with a knife.

A second male then called police and said he was attacked by his roommate, and when police arrived, they determined the first caller did not appear to be injured. The second caller had stab wounds to the head, torso and back, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, police said.

Police identified the second caller was the actual victim and learned the first caller, identified as Justin Dane Takacs, 36, of Santa Rosa, had been acting erratically over the past several days. During an argument Sunday night, Takacs stabbed the victim and left the residence, police said.

Police found a knife in the residence and determined Takacs was a convicted felon in possession of two guns and ammunition. Takacs was booked into Sonoma County Jail Monday morning on suspicion of attempted murder, mayhem, and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. He is scheduled to appear in Sonoma County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

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