10/06/2016 02:33 EDT | Updated 10/06/2016 04:41 EDT

Denzel Dre Colton Bird Charged With Attempted Murder In Lethbridge Woman's Attack

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Police in southern Alberta have charged a man with attempted murder after a woman was randomly attacked and sexually assaulted while walking to work.

Lethbridge police say the 25-year-old woman was approached by a stranger last Friday morning.

She was struck with a weapon then dragged into an alley and sexually assaulted.

A passerby came across the woman and she was taken to hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

Police say items found near the victim had earlier been stolen from a nearby garage, where a homeowner found a man sleeping inside.

Denzel Dre Colton Bird, who is 20, also faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and break and enter.


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