Green laser pointed at Ornge air ambulance over Lindsay: police

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City of Kawartha Lakes Police are investigating after an ambulance helicopter leaving Lindsay was struck by a green laser Saturday night.

Police in Lindsay are investigating following reports a laser was pointed at aircraft flying over the town on the weekend.

According to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, a witness called police to report an individual was shining a green laser in the direction of people in the area of Melbourne Street in Lindsay. 

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Officers attended the area and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Police later received information that a green laser had also been directed at aircraft passing over the town.

Global News learned that a paramedic with an Ornge air ambulance was struck by a laser and had to seek treatment.

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Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Dan Thorndyke at 705-324-5252 or by email, or contact police anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online