Man charged after laser strikes hit police chopper in Markham

A person is going through expenses after a police helicopter was hit with laser strikes in Markham over the weekend.

On Sept. 6, at round 12:45 a.m., a pilot and tactical flight officer have been within the Air2 police helicopter aiding officers with a suspected impaired driver within the space of Brimley Street and Denison Avenue, York Regional Police stated.

Whereas above the site visitors cease, the pilot and officer have been struck with a shiny laser mild, police stated.

Police decided that the laser was coming from a person who was constantly pointing the sunshine on the helicopter whereas standing in a yard on Vickers Street.

Officers on the bottom have been then directed to the house and the suspect was arrested.

Police stated the suspect had a 532nM 5mW cw CLASS IIIa laser pointing pen.

On Tuesday, York Regional Police stated a 31-year-old man from Markham has been charged within the incident.

The person is going through three expenses, together with mischief endangering life, endangering safety of an plane in flight and obstructing a peace officer.

Police are reminding the general public that laser pointers might be extraordinarily harmful.

Well being Canada warns fast look right into a laser pointer may end up in flash blindness, which may put the lives of these in an plane and on the bottom in danger.