Long Island police look for suspect with laser pointer

August 22, 2012 3:05:37 PM PDT
Police on Long Island are looking for someone with a laser light who posed a serious danger in the sky.

A Suffolk County police helicopter was called in to search for suspects after the pilot of a commercial plane reported being hit with a green laser beam near the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley.

When they arrived, the helicopter crew was also hit by the beam.

Then, police K-9 units were sent to the area.

Two officers in the helicopter were treated at Stony Brook University Hospital for vision issues and headaches.

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