NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City police have arrested a man accused of pointing a laser at two aircraft landing or taking off at LaGuardia Airport.
It happened Monday night.
Police say the suspect, 36-year-old Frank Egan, was tracked down to an apartment in the Bronx.
They say they found the device labeled “Laser 303” on a refrigerator of the apartment.
Police say Egan admitted he owned the laser and used it that evening.
They say two police officers operating a helicopter assigned to the Aviation Unit sustained injuries to their eyes. They were treated at a hospital.
The pilot of an Air Canada flight also suffered injuries. He was taken to a hospital in Toronto.
Egan was charged with assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment and other charges.
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