Hit by an arrow, mobile phone dies saving Australian man

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He got out his auto and tried to take a picture of the man who then allegedly fired an arrow at him.

A 43-year-old man stopped his vehicle 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.

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, causing the device to hit the victim's chin.

Police said the incident began when the man drove to his home in Nimbin, in the northern part of the state of New South Wales.

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Officer's from Richmond Police District were called and arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene.

He suffered only minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.

The attacker was arrested at the scene and was taken to a nearby police station, where he was charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning 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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