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Thursday, March 14, 2019, 15:12
Hit by an arrow, mobile phone dies saving Australian man
By Reuters
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 15:12 By Reuters

This image grab taken from the official twitter account of the New South Wales Police Force shows a mobile phone pierced by an arrow.

MELBOURNE — 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 had returned on Wednesday to find the man, who was known to him, waiting outside his home in Nimbin, a small east coast town around 150 kilometres south of Brisbane.

"The resident held up his mobile phone to take a photo of the armed man who then engaged the bow and was ready to fire," reads a police statement.

"It’s alleged the man fired the arrow at the resident which pierced through the man’s mobile phone causing the phone to hit him in the chin. It left a small laceration that didn’t require medical treatment." A 39-year old man was arrested at the scene and charged, police said.

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