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Peterborough man charged with attempted murder in domestic incident: police

A Peterborough, Ont., man has been arrested for attempted murder following a domestic incident on Jan. 6, 2024. Getty Images

Police have charged a man with attempted murder following a violent domestic incident in Peterborough, Ont., on Saturday.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 11:05 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the area of Burnham and Sophia streets.

Officers found a 70-year-old woman with injuries who was being treated by paramedics.

Officers learned that the woman had been attacked by her partner several times and had been choked, verbally threatened, and threatened with a knife before she fled the residence and the suspect left the area.

Police say the man was located a short time later at his residence in the area of Parkhill Road and Sophia Street.

A 69-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with attempting to commit murder, uttering threats to cause death, assault with a weapon — spousal, and overcoming resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle another person.

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He was held in custody and appeared in court on Jan. .7, police reported Monday.

Police will not release the name of the accused in order to protect the identity of the victim in the domestic incident.

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