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Laser pointer aimed at aircraft, teen arrested - Bexley

Monday, 10 May 2021 08:49:35 AM

A teenage boy has been arrested after allegedly aiming a laser pointer at aircraft in Sydney’s south overnight.

About 7.40pm (Sunday 9 May 2021), a green laser pointer beam was allegedly aimed into the flight path of commercial aircraft landing at Sydney Airport.

The NSW Police helicopter, PolAir, was tasked to the scene, but the crew was also targeted by a laser with one officer on board affected.

Officers attached to St George Police Area Command attended a house in Stony Creek Road, Bexley, and arrested a 16-year-old boy, who was allegedly using the laser from the backyard.

He was taken to Kogarah Police Station; he has been released after being dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.