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Man uses mobile phone as shield in alleged bow and arrow attack

14 March 2019

The arrow struck the mobile phone, penetrating the device and emerged on the other side.

An Australian man used his smartphone as a shield to block an arrow that was sacked at him during a skirmish, according to police.

He got out his vehicle and tried to take a picture of the man who then allegedly fired an arrow at him.

The 43-year-old first noticed the alleged attacker - armed with a bow and arrow - in the driveway of his home as he left his vehicle.

Police said the arrow pierced the victim's phone, knocking it back into his face.

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The small cut from that impact was his only injury.

Police were called to the scene and arrested the alleged attacker.

An Australian man had a lucky escape while confronting a man armed with a bow outside his home, as a loosed arrow pierced the mobile telephone he was holding to take a photograph of the incident, Australian police said on Thursday. They did not give further details.

A 39-year-old man was taken to the Nimbin Police Station, where he was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offense, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage, according to the police statement.

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Man uses mobile phone as shield in alleged bow and arrow attack