Laser shone in officer's eye lands 2 men in Calgary police custody
Suspects' vehicle followed all the way from deep south to northwest mall after officer struck by beam
Calgary police took two men in custody after someone shone a laser in an officer's eye on Monday night.
Det. Andy Nguyen said the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. in the city's deep south, where two men were seen shining a laser from a vehicle.
"They shone a green laser beam on the side-view mirror of the marked police car which ended up striking the member in the eye," Nguyen said.
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The officer who was struck by the beam was conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Bonaventure Drive and Southland Drive S.E.
With help from a police helicopter, officers followed the suspects' vehicle all the way to Market Mall in the northwest, where the driver then fled on foot.
He was caught and taken into custody, along with the passenger in the vehicle.
Nguyen said police will be talking to the Crown on Tuesday about what charges should be laid.
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