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Laser pointer beamed at copter

on August 12, 2013 10:20 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been taken into custody after pointing a laser at a Philadelphia police helicopter during a search, according to authorities.

WPVI-TV reported that it happened around 9:15 p.m. Sunday while officers were responding to a report of a woman screaming.

Police said that while teams searched in the air, someone below pointed a green laser at the helicopter.

Police said they arrested a man about 15 minutes later and recovered a laser pointer from him. Authorities said he may face charges; his name has not been released.

Investigators said the call for the screaming woman turned out to be unfounded.

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