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Mobile phone saves Australian man in bow and arrow attack

Mobile phone saves Australian man in bow and arrow attack”

The 43-year-old from Nimbin was getting out of his vehicle Wednesday when a man he knew was standing outside his residence holding a bow and arrow, New South Wales Police said.

The arrow pierced the phone, saving the man from serious injury.

When the unarmed man raised his phone to take a photo of what was unfolding, the would-be William Tell allegedly fired the arrow, which pierced through the phone screen.

When the man held up his phone to take a picture of the alleged offender, the man then took aim.

NSW Police confirmed in a statement that the 43-year-old man who came under attack managed to emerge with only a small laceration on his chin, thanks to his iPhone acting like an unlikely shield.

However, due to the high impact made by the arrow that hit the phone, a small gash was caused that didn't require significant medical treatment.

Police later arrived and arrested the attacker, who was aged 39.

He was taken to Nimbin Police Station where he was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage.

He was released on conditional bail and will face court on April 15.



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