The woman was at home in her apartment in the early hours of Sunday morning when the doorbell rang. She opened the door to find a middle-aged man who then forced his way in, according to the local Skånskan daily.
The man is reported to have told the young woman in broken English that he wanted to be her “friend” and proceeded to force himself on her, taking a stranglehold on her neck.
But when the man tried to kiss the woman she bit hard on his tongue, severing the tip.
“He is bleeding profusely and in the end he gives up. According to the woman he is furious and he kicks her before he leaves the apartment,” Anders Lindell at Malmö police told the newspaper.
The woman later passed out from the shock and when she came to was able to call friends for help and support.
The police have classified the incident as attempted murder and attempted rape.
According to the woman the man is aged 35-40-years-old with short, black hair, brown eyes and ugly teeth.