A man has been hit with federal charges, after allegedly admitting that he pointed a laser pointer at a police helicopter at LaGuardia Airport.
Police say the suspect, 36-year-old Frank Egan, was tracked down to an apartment in the Bronx.
Someone pointed a laser toward an NYPD aircraft near Pratt Institute in Brooklyn Thursday night, police sources told CBS2.
A suspect remained out on bail this week after allegedly being caught shooting a high-powered laser beam into the eyes of an NYPD helicopter pilot in Queens.
The FAA has reported a 17 percent increase in laser attacks for the year in the New York area.
A Long Island man was out of jail on $10,000 bond Wednesday, after being charged with aiming a laser pointer at two aircraft.