NSW man uses mobile phone to block arrow attack

Elias Hubbard
March 14, 2019

The 43-year-old, from Nimbin, 60km west of Byron Bay in the state's north, was arriving at his home when he spotted a man known to him allegedly armed with a bow and arrow at about 9am on Wednesday.

At about 9am, the victim drove into his driveway on Nimbin Road and got out of his auto.

The incident began when the attacker, carrying a bow and arrow, confronted the man outside his house, police said.

The driver held up his mobile phone to take a photo of the armed man, who then allegedly shot at him.

A mobile phone may have saved the life of a man who came under fire in an alleged bow and arrow attack in rural New South Wales.

Sadly, his screen protector was no match for the sharpened arrow.

While the arrow also hit the resident in the chin, it only left a small laceration which required no medical treatment.

Officers arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene.

Police attended the scene and arrested the 39-year-old archer, charging him with armed intent to commit and indictable offence, actual bodily harm and malicious damage.

The man was granted conditional bail by police and is expected to appear in Lismore Local Court on April 15.

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