1893 The Lancet  
has struck them with a large pin similar to those used by ladies in fastening their hats and has as rapidly disappeared. So far he has eluded pursuit, but the terror of several persons attacked at various times has given rise to much sensation. The police are actively engaged in the endeavour to arrest the individual and to allay the excitement caused by this singular mode of attack.
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