Passerby To The Rescue in crossbow and axe attack on NSW Central Coast

Passerby To The Rescue

This could have quite easily ended a lot worse if it hadn’t been for the kind person that risked their own life to help this elderly victim.

Both victim and laptop are said to be recovering well.

A laptop and passerby have helped save a man who was attacked with a crossbow and axe on the New South Wales Central Coast.

Police said the 56-year-old man was standing in the driveway of his Somersby home when a crossbow was shot at him on Tuesday afternoon.

The bolt narrowly missed the man, instead hitting his laptop, before the attacker allegedly smashed an axe into the victim’s head.

A passerby then came to the rescue, bringing the attack to a halt, before the assailant was arrested by police.

The attack happened on Dawson Drive at 1:30pm.

Acting inspector John Goddard said: “The crossbow hit the laptop that the male was carrying.

“Police will then allege the male [perpetrator] then ran at the victim, striking him in the head with an axe.

“A short struggle ensued until another man who was at the location assisted the older man.

“The male [victim] was conveyed to hospital where he received stitches for a head wound before being released from hospital.”

ABC News