Man arrested for shining laser at state police helicopter in Detroit

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A 34-year-old Detroit man was arrested Wednesday for aiming a laser on a Michigan State Police helicopter.

During a Trooper 2 patrol flight, the suspect began aiming a laser at the pilot, which was camera taped from an apartment near Fenton and Grand River.

“This guy is firing us at the moment, so if you can’t see him, he hit us four or five times,” says the officer from the helicopter on video and leads a ground unit to the scene. “He still does.”

Trooper Two was able to locate the location and the detectives from the MSP Special Investigation Section were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the residence. The suspect was arrested for aiming energy from a directional energy device at an aircraft and the laser was recovered.

This is a video of Trooper Two helping a local police station. During their patrol, a suspect began aiming a laser at the pilot and tactical flight officer. There are some sound gaps in address and radio traffic pic.twitter.com/ZfPuJtsZH5

– MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 10, 2021

It is unclear whether the crew on board Trooper 2 were injured. According to the state police, the investigation is ongoing and an investigation by the prosecutor will determine the charges.

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