NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are trying to track down a man accused of pointing a laser at a NYPD helicopter as it flew over Lower Manhattan.

The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Saturday on Battery Place.

Police said the man was seen on video standing behind a tree and pointing a laser at the chopper.

He was wearing at mask at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

  1. Dred Scott says:

    Blinding a pilot with a laser could result in the aircraft coming down on YOUR HEAD! Not a good idea, VERY dangerous, and of course, against the law!

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