- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Police say a man pointed a high-powered laser into a Michigan State Police helicopter, hitting an officer and leaving him with temporary blindness and headaches.

State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Shaw says the incident happened Wednesday night while the helicopter was doing patrols over Detroit.

The Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/1R7wKzv ) reports the officer was released Wednesday night from the hospital, but won’t return to work for a couple of days. His duties were navigation, mapping and helping the pilot of the flight.

Shaw says the matter has been turned over to the FBI. An FBI spokeswoman said she couldn’t confirm if it was investigating.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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