Saskatoon police have charged a 31-year-old man following reports of a woman being sexually assaulted Sunday morning.
Officers were sent to an alley on the 200 block of Avenue D South around 6:45 a.m. Sunday in response to a caller reporting a woman being attacked.
Police say officers arrived in time to see the suspect run away. They then learned the man allegedly met the woman in front of a nearby business and lead her into the alley where he assaulted her.
A police K9 unit was able to track down the suspected attacker. He was arrested and then taken to hospital for treatment of dog bites.
The man allegedly ran off again when he was taken out of the patrol car at police headquarters en route to the holding cells. Police say he refused treatment at the scene for minor injuries sustained while being apprehended trying to climb a fence.
The man is charged with assault, sexual assault, escaping lawful custody and breaching court conditions.
Police say the suspect and victim aren’t believed to have known each other. They also noted they believe the suspect was under the influence of some sort of intoxicant.