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Posted at 1:54 PM ET, 03/16/2010

Va. man charged with shining light at helicopter

By Washington Post editors

A 47-year-old man who allegedly aimed a laser pointer at a police helicopter has been charged with a felony, Fairfax County police said Tuesday.

A county helicopter was in the air near Newington Forest Ave. and Winding Way on the morning of Feb. 12 when a green laser light and a white light made it difficult for them to see the ground and their equipment, police said.

The Post's Crime Scene blog has more details.

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2010; 1:54 PM ET
 
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