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Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:39

Missouri boys attacked with blow gun

NEW LONDON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in the northeast Missouri town of New London are searching for the man who shot a child with a blow gun.

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The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that the incident happened Monday. The boy, who is about 10, had a tetanus shot and is OK.

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Police Chief Brad Sanders says two boys were walking along a street when a pickup truck approached. Someone inside the truck fired a dart, about 3-4 inches long, and it struck one of the boys in the arm.

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The weather was cold and Sanders says the boy's heavy coat prevented more serious injury.

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The boys ran to Casey's General Store where store manager Arlene Hudson tended to the injury until emergency crews arrived.

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