Sunday, November 20, 2016

Laser at News Helicopter and Gets Arrested

A man was arrested early Thursday November 3, 2016. after authorities say he pointed a high-powered construction laser several times at an overhead media helicopter in Denver.

There were three people aboard the aircraft, including a pilot, a camera operator and a radio traffic reporter. The crew was not hurt.  They zoomed the on-board camera to get the suspect's vehicle information and location and called police.  In less than an hour, police had arrested a suspect.

According to the FAA, a law signed in 2012 makes it a federal crime to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft.

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