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PolAir crew targeted by laser, man charged - Kingsgrove

Saturday, 11 March 2017 03:13:55 AM

A teenager has been charged after a laser pointer was allegedly directed at a NSW Police helicopter crew this morning.

The PolAir2 crew was patrolling Kingsgrove shortly after midnight (Saturday 11 March 2017), when they were hit with the beam of a laser pointer.

Campsie Police were alerted and attended a home in William Street, Kingsgrove about 12.30am.

Officers spoke with a 19-year-old man at the home and a laser pointer was seized.

The man was arrested and taken to Campsie Police Station where he has now been charged with

• Do act to threat safety of aircraft/persons on board

• Have in custody a laser pointer in public place, and

• Use laser pointer in public place.

He was granted bail to appear in Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 4 April 2017.