A 50-year-old man is facing charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Glace Bay, N.S.
Cape Breton Regional Police responded to a home on Lower MacLean Street around 11 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports that a woman was being threatened by a man with a knife.
When officers arrived, they asked to speak to the homeowner at the door. Police say they spotted a weapon in his possession and arrested the man at the scene.
The 22-year-old Sydney woman was taken to hospital with a non-life-threatening hand injury.
Further investigation indicated that she was also the victim of a sexual assault.
Police say the man and woman are known to one another.
Charges are pending against the man, who remains in custody.