Man arrested after laser pointer directed at Michigan State Police helicopter

Detroit man arrested after green laser pointed at police helicopter

Video from Michigan State Police shows someone with a laser pointer June 9, 2021 being directed toward a state police helicopter in Detroit. (Michigan State Police)

DETROIT – A 34-year-old Detroit man was arrested this week after a laser pointer was directed at a Michigan State Police helicopter.

State police shared the video from the helicopter on social media:

It shows a green laser being pointed at the aircraft on Wednesday when the pilot and flight officer were working to assist local police. State police said the helicopter, “Trooper Two,” was able to pinpoint where the laser was coming from.

Detectives obtained a warrant for the residence and arrested the man. Police recovered the laser pointer.

The man could be charged with directing energy from a directed energy device.

March 16, 2016: Man arrested for pointing laser at MSP helicopter in Southwest Detroit

June 4, 2020: Suspect arrested in Canada after shining laser at CBP helicopter in Detroit

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