Waterloo Regional Police have charged a 20-year-old man from Scarborough with the attempted murder of a Waterloo woman on Monday morning.

Police say Yiyan Xie attacked Yiyang Hao, 20, of Waterloo at 11:00 a.m. Monday on Quiet Place and dragged her into a wooded area.

Investigators say Xie also suffered self-inflicted wounds that were life threatening. Both Xie and Hao are expected to recover from their injuries.

Inspector Kevin Thaler says the alleged attacker and victim were familiar with each other.

“They were estranged from a dating relationship,” said Thaler.   

Xie made a court appearance Wednesday via audio and is expected to appear again on Friday.

Investigators are appealing to the public for more information to a vehicle linked to this case.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen a bright blue 2013 Dodge Dart in the area on Monday to call investigators at 519-579-9668 ext. 2526 or to leave a tip with CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.