DETROIT (FOX 2) - A 34-year-old Detroit man was arrested for pointing a laser at a Michigan State Police helicopter on Wednesday.
During a patrol flight by Trooper 2, the suspect began shining a laser at the pilot, which was recorded on camera from an apartment off Fenton and Grand River.
"This dude is lasering us right now so, if you can't see him, he's hit us four or five times," the officer says from the helicopter on video directing a ground unit to the site. "He is still doing it."
Trooper Two was able to pin down the location and MSP Special Investigation Section detectives were able to get a warrant for the residence. The suspect was arrested for Directing energy from directed energy device at an aircraft and the laser was recovered.
This is a video from Trooper Two assisting a local police department. During their patrol a suspect began shining a laser at the pilot and tactical flight officer. There are some sound gaps for the address and radio traffic pic.twitter.com/ZfPuJtsZH5— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 10, 2021
It is unclear if any injuries were suffered by the crew aboard Trooper 2. According to state police the investigation is ongoing and a prosecutor review will determine charges.