3 suspects arrested in Los Angeles after a plane hit by a laser beam: report

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Three people were arrested in the South of Los Angeles early Friday for pointing a laser beam plane, police said.

Red and green laser beams struck several aircraft, including KTLA Sky 5, around 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, the station reported.

Knowingly pointing a laser at an aircraft is against federal law.

The lasers were coming from an area around Washington Boulevard and Griffith Avenue in South Los Angeles, according to the report.

Responding officers allegedly saw a group of people shining the lasers, but they drove off. Officers managed to spot the car and pull him over, KTLA reported.


Three people were arrested, and the officers, who reportedly took possession of laser pointers, says the report. Deliberately shining a laser at an aircraft is against the federal law, is punishable by a fine or up to five years in prison.

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