Kitchener man, 48, charged with attempted murder: police

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A 48-year-old Kitchener man has been charged with attempted murder in relation to an incident that occurred on Monday, according to Waterloo Regional Police.

They say officers were called to a home in the Laurentian West area at around 5:45 a.m. for a reported disturbance.

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Officers found the victim, a 44-year-old woman, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

A spokesperson was unable to provide much more detail beyond that.

“I can’t speak to the exact details surrounding the charges,” Const. Andre Johnson told Global News.

“But what I can confirm is that we were called to the residence and after an investigation, the accused was charged with attempted murder.”

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Johnson also confirmed that no weapon was involved in the incident.

Police did confirm that the suspect and victim know each other but would not say what the relationship was.

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Johnson said he believes the 911 call came from inside the home but could not say who made the call.

The suspect is also facing a charge of attempting to disarm a police officer.

“So in terms of the other charge of attempting to disarm a police officer while in custody, it’s alleged that the male tried to disarm a police officer, one of our officers, of their firearm,” Johnson said.

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