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

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

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

Mobile phones truly can be life savers - especially, it seems, when an arrow is hurtling towards you.

A 43-year-old man stopped his auto at his driveway at a Nimbin property on Wednesday morning and noticed a man he knew, reportedly armed with the archery gear, NSW police said.

He said he noticed another man, who is known to him, standing outside his property allegedly armed with a bow and arrow.

A NSW man has had a remarkable brush with death after an arrow fired at him struck the phone he was using to take a photo of the alleged perpetrator.

The archer fired the arrow which pierced the resident's phone causing the phone to fly back into the resident's face.

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The small cut from that impact was his only injury.

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

Police said the incident happened in the New South Wales town of Nimbin, about 180km (110 miles) south of Brisbane, on Wednesday.

The armed man, 39, was later arrested at the scene and taken to the 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 is due to appear in court in April.

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