By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested a man accused of shining a laser at a police helicopter — and our own Chopper 2.

The incident happened at around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

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NYPD aviation officers were covering the protests over Manhattan, when they — and Chopper 2 — were hit by a laser from Brooklyn.

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Police said the pilot in the NYPD helicopter was temporarily blinded.

Chopper 2’s pilot was not injured.

Suspect James Dowling was captured on the roof of a building in Red Hook, police said.

CBSNewYork Team