A man allegedly broke into a home in Toronto this morning and attempted to choke a woman who awoke to find him standing at the end of her bed, police say.

The incident occurred at a home on Lyndhurst Avenue, in the St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street.

Sgt. Darlene Ross told CBC News that the man broke into the home at 6:30 a.m.

Police say that the man tried to choke the woman with her blanket.

The woman yelled out for her roommate and the man exited the home through the back door.

About an hour later, a man was taken into custody. He was walking barefoot in the same area.

A 26-year-old Toronto man faces charges of breaking and entering, sexual assault with a weapon, possession of break-and-enter instruments and possession of property obtained by crime.

The accused is due to appear in court on Wednesday.

With a report from the CBC's Michelle Cheung and Linda Ward