69-year-old Peterborough man charged with attempting to murder his partner

Man faces multiple charges after 70-year-old woman was attacked, choked, and threatened in East City home Saturday night

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A 69-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with attempted murder and other offences after an incident in Peterborough’s East City on Saturday night (January 6).

At around 11:05 p.m., police were called to a home in the Sophia Street and Burnham Street area where they found a 70-year-old woman already being treated by emergency medical services.

Officers learned 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. Shortly after, police located the accused man at his residence in the Reid Street and Parkhill Road area and took him into custody.

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As a result of the investigation, a 69-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with attempt to commit murder, uttering threats to cause death, assault with a weapon (spousal), and overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate, or strangle another person.

The accused man was held in custody and appeared in court on Sunday (January 7).

Police are not releasing the name of the accused man to protect the identity of the victim.


The original version of this story has been updated with a clarification from Peterborough police that the victim had fled the home before the suspect left the area.