Smithers RCMP say a man used an axe to break into a Telkwa home during an alleged assault last week.
According to a press release, officers received a call from a woman who said she had been attacked by the man.
She had then locked herself inside the Telkwa residence but the man used an axe to break in.
The woman ran and was found later with minor injuries.
RCMP say the pair knew each other and alcohol was a factor in the incident.
The man has been arrested and charged with assault and will be appearing in Smithers Provincial Court.