It was a scary situation for one woman in Weyburn early Saturday morning.

On March 9th, a little after 3:00 a.m., we received a call to an individual’s residence on 12th Street NE,” said Weyburn Police Chief Jamie Blunden of the incident. “The caller indicated that she had her house broken into, and an individual had broken in and attacked her both with bear spray and a hammer.”

When the officers arrived, the suspect had already fled, and the woman was taken to the Weyburn General Hospital for treatment for her injuries, which Blunden described as serious. The Weyburn Police Service began the investigation, gathering statements from potential witnesses. Then, just after midnight Monday, the suspect was arrested.

“He was subsequently charged with a number of offences, including break and enter into a residence with intent, aggravated assault, numerous weapons charges as well as using a disguise during the commission of an offence,” Blunden listed as some of the charges the man faces. He is also facing charges of mischief among others.

The suspect was remanded into custody pending a court appearance.

Blunden stressed this situation wasn’t random.

“I’d just like to reiterate that this person was known to the individual,” Blunden stated. “This wasn’t just a random act of violence. This was an individual who knew someone at that residence.”