A 23 year old Saskatoon man will appear in court later today charged with Sexual Assault, Assault and Threats.
At approximately 10:15 p.m. last night, police were called to the 100 block of Avenue Q South by a witness who heard screaming in the area. The witness went outside to investigate and intervened in the sexual assault by striking the attacker with a shovel and then chasing him off.
Police were quick to respond after receiving a number of calls from people who had heard the victims screams.
The suspect was located shortly after police arrived.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and was later released. The victim knew her attacker.