Calgary

Laser pointed at police helicopter, man charged

A Calgary man is facing several charges after someone pointed a laser light at a police helicopter on Monday night.

A Calgary man is facing several charges after someone pointed a laser light at a police helicopter early Tuesday morning .

The HAWCS helicopter was on a searching call over the 600 block of Fourth Avenue N.E. at about 1:30 a.m. when the light was aimed at the flight crew, police said.

Police on scene identified the source and a man was arrested.

A 35-year-old man is facing five charges including endangering the safety of an aircraft in flight.

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