Cops Find Teen Who Pointed Laser at Police Helicopter

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012  |  Updated 10:41 AM EDT
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Cops Find Teen Who Pointed Laser at Police Helicopter

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Police on Long Island questioned a teen who allegedly pointed a green laser at a police helicopter Tuesday night.

A Suffolk County Police helicopter was conducting a search in the area of Brentwood when someone on the ground shot a green laser into the helicopter's cockpit, authorities said.

The officers in the helicopter were able to pinpoint the origin of the laser, and a police officer on the ground was dispatched to the location in Brentwood.

A 14-year-old boy was released to the custody of his mother after being questioned by police. He wasn't charged.

Police and FBI are investigating if the teen is responsible for other recent laser incidents.

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