NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Someone pointed a laser toward an NYPD helicopter near Pratt Institute in Brooklyn Thursday night, police said.
An NYPD aviation pilot spotted the laser guided from the ground toward the aircraft in the vicinity of Pratt, possibly on campus, police sources told CBS2. The incident happened shortly after dark Thursday, police told 1010 WINS.READ MORE: NYPD Officers Testify As Judicial Inquiry Into 2014 Death Of Eric Garner Gets Underway
Patrol officers from the 88th Precinct were notified on the ground and a canvass was conducted, police said. The source of the laser was never found.READ MORE: Kason Parker Arrested In Deadly Stabbing Of 27-Year-Old Meghan Kiefer On Front Lawn Of Coram Home
The aircraft landed safely back at the special operations base at Floyd Bennett Field, police said.
Police continued to investigate the incident late Thursday.MORE NEWS: Storm Watch: Timeline Of Rare October Nor'easter Approaching Tri-State Area
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