Man charged with pointing laser at Edmonton police helicopter

Edmonton police helicopters "Air 1" and "Air 2.".
Edmonton police helicopters "Air 1" and "Air 2.". Credit: Twitter/EPS Air 1

A 21-year-old man has been charged after the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said a laser was pointed at a police helicopter Sunday night.

According to police, the crew in an EPS helicopter advised someone was pointing a green laser at them at around 11:20 p.m. They said it appeared to be coming from a balcony at Jasper Avenue and 85 Street and officers on the ground went looking for the suspect.

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A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with endangering the safety or security of an aircraft in flight and endangering the safety of an aircraft (airspace hazard).

He was released on a promise to appear in court.

Watch below: On Nov. 25, 2015, Angie Seth filed this report after a Global News helicopter was targeted with a laser pointer during a newscast. Pointing a laser at an aircraft is illegal, but the number of incidents are on the rise in Canada.

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