NSW man uses mobile phone to block arrow attack

Cheryl Sanders
March 14, 2019

The attacker allegedly shot an arrow at the man, which pierced the phone.

The resident whipped out his mobile phone to take a photo of the armed man who was poised to fire.

The police statement did not identify the model of the phone. The reports further suggest that the arrow struck the iPhone, with the arrowhead partly passing through the device.

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.

The 43-year-old man was allegedly attacked with a bow and arrow outside his house by a man known to him, police said in a statement.

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 were called and arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene.

A 39-year-old man was charged with "armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage", police said.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Lismore local court in mid-April.

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