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Police Continue Search For Suspects In Raleigh Blowgun Attacks

Posted October 30, 2002

— Raleigh police continue to look for suspects in a series of blowgun attacks in north Raleigh.

Dianne Kolconay was out for an evening walk in the Northridge neighborhood when she said she was struck by a blow dart.

"At the time I thought it was a needle, and then when I pulled it out, I realized it was a 4-inch dart," she said.

Kolconay was not injured. The dart stuck in the zipper of her jacket. Minutes later, another woman was struck in the same neighborhood.

Police said in recent weeks, six people have been hit by blowgun darts. None of those hit were seriously injured. Kolconay said word is getting around about the attacks.

"I know a lot of the women in my neighborhood have called me. They're afraid to walk at night," Kolconay said. "It can hit you, obviously in your neck, your eye, your head and it can do serious damage, very serious damage. So, we're all very fortunate that we have not been in that category."

Kolconay said her attackers were in a dark-colored car. There have been no attacks since Oct. 15.

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