ELIZABETH, N.J. (WABC) -- A laser attack targeted the WABC helicopter Wednesday night that led to an arrest in New Jersey.
NewsCopter 7 was over Elizabeth around 5:20 p.m. when a laser was pointed at the pilot and reporter Shannon Sohn.
The crew alerted police.
NewsCopter 7 stayed over the scene to assist the police in tracking down the culprit. A short time later, police made an arrest.
Also on Wednesday, an NBC news helicopter helped police track down and arrest a suspect who allegedly pointed a laser at the chopper while it was flying over Prospect Heights around 6 p.m. Police and the FAA were contacted and guided to the location.
A chopper reporter used a camera to zoom in on the suspects, who were seen standing behind a building and laughing.
An NYPD helicopter at the scene was also struck by the laser. Two people were taken into custody and one of them was arrested.
Laser attack targets NewsCopter 7, arrest made in New Jersey