Three arrested in Buffalo for pointing laser at aircraft

09/21/2009 | Buffalo News (N.Y.), The

Three men in Buffalo, N.Y., face felony criminal charges for pointing a green laser at a FedEx airliner and a local sheriff's helicopter multiple times on Thursday. The Erie County Sheriff's helicopter was hit with the laser while investigating the incident involving the FedEx airliner, and officials were then able to pinpoint the laser's location and make the arrests. One official compared the laser light to a lightning strike, noting that a direct hit into the eyes could be blinding.

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