Suspect behind bars after woman assaulted in RM of MacDonald, RCMP say

A woman is in hospital with serious injuries and a man in jail after an assault in the Rural Municipality of MacDonald, Man.

On Sunday evening, RCMP said Mounties responded to the attack at a home in the community. Officers said the 48-year-old victim had burn injuries, and the suspect, one year older, was still at the scene.

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He faces charges including arson endangering life, aggravated assault and breach of release order, police said.

RCMP said the man and woman know each other.

Authorities continue to investigate.

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