Police helicopter targeted by laser pointer, man charged – Luddenham

A man has been charged after a laser was pointed at a NSW Police helicopter in Sydney’s west overnight.

About midnight (Saturday 27 July 2019), Polair2 was deployed to the Mount Druitt area to assist police on the ground.

The police helicopter was allegedly repeatedly and persistently targeted by a green laser device over an hour period.

Crewmembers tracked a man to Luddenham, where officers from Nepean Police Area Command were called to assist and arrested a 34-year-old man next to a vehicle on Luddenham Road.

During a search of the vehicle, a laser pointer was located and seized.

The Wallacia man was taken to St Marys Police Station where he was charged with use a laser pointer in public place.

He was is expected to appear at Penrith Local Court on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

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