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Taxi driver admits firing crossbow bolts at women

By Cai Wenjun (Shanghai Daily)

11:03, December 03, 2012

A TAXI driver is being held by police after two women were injured by bolts fired from a crossbow.

At the tip of the bolts were syringes containing a narcotic, police in northern China's Tianjin said.

The women were hit when walking alone at night or in the early morning.

Police said the case was still under investigation but the suspect, surnamed Tian, had admitted firing at the women, yesterday's Beijing Times reported.

The victims said Tian was driving a taxi and followed them after they had been hit. They thought he had been planning to abduct them, according to the newspaper.

Police caught Tian at his home on Friday, where they found 81 needles and syringes and a crossbow.

The first victim, a woman surnamed Dou, was shot in her left arm when she was out walking at about 5am on November 25. She said she felt her arm go numb and noticed a taxi parked close by.

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