Suspect arrested in connection with assault of city woman

Lethbridge Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the violent assault of a 25-year-old woman.

The suspect is currently in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

At this time police are not in a position to release any further information in order to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

Updates will be provided when possible.

BACKGROUND:

On the morning of September 30, 2016 police and EMS responded to a report of an injured woman who had been located by a passerby along the 2000 block of 6 Avenue South. The woman was transported to hospital with serious injuries and currently remains in critical condition. Investigation determined the 25-year-old was walking eastbound along 6 Avenue South between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. when she was attacked.