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Australia: 16-year-old arrested for aiming laser at commercial flight

A 16-year-old was arrested May 9 2021 for aiming a green laser beam at a commercial airplane landing at Sydney Airport. The unnamed teenager was in his backyard in Bexley, a few miles from the airport runway.

A New South Wales Police Force helicopter was targeted after being sent to investigate.

The teen was arrested, taken to Kogarah Police Station, and later released under the Young Offenders Act.

The arrest came just a few days after NSW police issued a statement about a spike of laser incidents involving aircraft in Sydney.

From Daily Caller and 9News