Woman attacked by hatchet-wielding man in the shower

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A hatchet-wielding man broke into a southwest Bakersfield, California home and allegedly attacked a woman who had been showering. 

According to the warrant filed, Kyler Kuehl, 6-foot-5 in height and weighing 225 pounds, swept aside the shower curtain and attacked the woman. She tried to defend herself but was overpowered by Kuehl. 

The woman’s husband arrived and held Kuehl down. 

When officers arrived, Kuehl was on the master bathroom floor with his hands tied behind his back with a belt. The woman is injured but the police said it is not life-threatening.

The woman said she believed Kuehl was a neighbor, according to the police. 

Kuehl appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and committing a burglary with the intent to commit rape.

His bail has been set at $25,000.