Man arrested, accused of 'tagging' MSP chopper with laser - WNEM TV 5

Man arrested, accused of 'tagging' MSP chopper with laser

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A man has been arrested, accused of shining a laser into a Michigan State Police helicopter.

MSP Lt. David Kaiser confirms that at around 8:20 on Tuesday evening a pilot reported being “tagged” by a laser pointer from the ground in Flint.

It happened multiple times, lasting about: 10-:20 seconds.

Kaiser told TV5 that the laser light was so powerful it could cause severe eye damage, possibly blindness.

The pilot was able to relay information to troopers on the ground who found the suspect in the 500 block of Woodside.

A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

He was released pending an investigation by the FBI.

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