News chopper hit by laser; suspect arrested

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NEW YORK (AP) — An NBC news helicopter helped police track down and arrest a suspect who allegedly pointed a laser at the chopper while it was flying over Brooklyn.

NBC New York says Chopper 4 was over Prospect Heights at about 6 p.m. Wednesday when it was stuck by a green laser. A chopper reporter used a camera to zoom in on the suspects, who were seen standing behind a building and laughing.

Police and the FAA were contacted and guided to the location. An NYPD helicopter at the scene was also struck by the laser.

Two people were taken into custody and one of them has been arrested.

The FAA says it is also investigating a laser incident involving a WABC-TV news helicopter near Newark Airport at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday.

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