Woman charged after laser incident with Edmonton Police helicopter

By The Canadian Press
July 12, 2017 - 6:14am

EDMONTON- A 28-year-old woman has been charged with pointing a laser at members of an Edmonton police air crew as they flew in a helicopter.

Police say it happened at about 3 a.m. as the chopper was responding to an attempted break and enter in a southeast neighbourhood.

It's alleged the air crew was repeatedly targeted by a blinding laser pointed at them from the ground something police say is extremely dangerous for both the crew and people on the ground.

Sarah Schenker is charged under the Federal Aeronautics Act with endangering the safety of an aircraft in flight.

(The Canadian Press)

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