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Laser Pointed Twice at Police Helicopter from Temple University Dorm Room: Police

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    Officials say someone pointed a laser at a police helicopter late Monday night. Police say they will not charge the person responsible this time. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015)

    Investigators say someone inside a Temple University dorm room pointed a laser at a police helicopter.

    The incident happened about 11:30 p.m. Monday inside a dorm room on the university’s campus.

    Lieutenant David Bonk of the department’s aviation unit posted a photo on Twitter shortly after the incident. In the photo, a red light is seen reflecting off the top floor windows.

    Lt. Bonk said the same individual “hit us twice tonight a few seconds apart.”

    On Twitter, Lt. Bonk said police are not planning on pursuing the individual responsible for shining the laser at the helicopter.

    However, Lt. Bonk offered a reminder that it is illegal to point lasers at an aircraft and it can temporarily blind the pilots.