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Man faces attempt murder charge in relation to incident on Kitchener trail

File photo. Waterloo Regional Police. Kevin Nielsen / Global News

Waterloo Regional Police have laid an attempted murder charge in connection with an incident that occurred earlier this month on a trail in Kitchener.

Police say officers were called to a trail near Riverbend Drive on Sept. 8 at around 8:10 p.m. after it had been reported that a woman needed medical assistance.

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Emergency services personnel found a woman with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Paramedics took her to an area hospital for treatment.

Police allege that the injuries were caused by assault and said that the victim knew her attacker.

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They say the suspect fled the area, but was quickly tracked down by police.

A 32-year-old Kitchener man was initially charged with a host of offences including with assault with a weapon, assault cause bodily harm – strangulation, and uttering threats, but on Monday, an attempt murder charge was also laid.

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