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The officers went to a hospital for evaluation and were released the same day.
According to the assistant chief of police, this has happened before to his officers, and to state and federal officers, although the lasers previously did not seem aimed directly and deliberately at officers' eyes.
An assistant chief of police, Francisco Garcia, said other officers from other agencies had also had lasers aimed at them in the past 30-45 days. He said it never happened before with direct hits in the eyes that caused damage.
Garcia said "This is just one of the many tactics the cartel and the criminal organizations will use to distract officers and get us away from a certain area to start illegally crossing contraband, drugs, people, everything, they cross."
He also noted concerns over whether the laser was stand-alone such as a pointer, or whether it is mounted on a weapon.
The referee stopped the game and, using the public address system, faced the crowd and said “Ladies and gentlemen, please refrain from shooting lasers onto the field. Thank you.”
A video of the laser beam, and the referee’s announcement, can be seen here.
From USA Today and SB Nation
For about 25 minutes, the polls were closed while the “weapon” was located and was determined to be a laser pointer.
The incident occurred at the W.A. Todd Ninth Grade Campus.
From the Dallas Observer. As of April 12 2013, LaserPointerSafety.com has not been able to find any other source for this story, including news articles and the Dallas Police Department website.
The man was signaled to pull over by a plainclothes officer. He sped up instead and led the officer on a short chase through downtown. He was charged with drug possession and aggravated assault of a public servant.
From KENS 5 TV