Detroit man faces charges after shining laser at state police helicopter

Detroit man faces charges after shining laser at police helicopter
Photo credit (courtesy of Michigan State Police)

DETROIT (WWJ) -- A 34-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly shining a laser at a Michigan State Police helicopter.

The crew was able to trace the laser to an apartment in Detroit.

Police got a warrant for the residence and arrested the man for aiming a directed-energy device at an aircraft. They also recovered the laser.

The man was arrested and faces a five-year felony.

Police say luckily, none of the helicopter crew was hurt, and they are continuing to investigate the situation.