Delaware Police Investigate String of Blow Dart Attacks

Delaware state police say they've received more reports of people being hit by blow darts.

The first report of a person struck by a blow dart was Tuesday morning when a 36-year-old bicyclist was hit in Pike Creek.

After that incident was reported, police heard from three more people who were hit by darts. A 27-year-old woman told police she was shot in the back with a blow dart while riding her bike on Route 71 near Red Lion Christian Academy on Monday evening.

Police say a 29-year-old woman was struck Tuesday about 5 p.m. by a blow dart in her lower leg as she ran on Route 7. About two hours later, police said a 17-year-old man was hit in the hand with a blow dart on Route 40 near Wrangle Hill Road. Police say he will need surgery to repair the damage.

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