RCMP officers with the Manitou branch responded to reports of an assault on Aug. 28 at approximately 1:25 p.m. They say a suspect had broken into a home in Somerset, used bear spray and assaulted someone with a chainsaw.
A 36-year-old male victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect, who knew the victim, was located by officers and arrested. A mini electric chainsaw was recovered and seized.
The 73-year-old male suspect is charged with aggravated assault, break and enter and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
RCMP continue to investigate.