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Security guard arrested, accused of pointing laser at airplanes and San Diego police helicopter

Security guard arrested, accused of pointing laser at airplanes and San Diego police helicopter
Posted at 11:26 AM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 12:32:10-04

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. — A security guard was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly pointed a high-powered laser at several planes approaching Lindbergh Field and a San Diego police helicopter.

Just before 10 p.m., the FAA notified local law enforcement about a blue laser beam striking some airplanes looking to land at San Diego International Airport.

A beam also struck SDPD’s ABLE helicopter, which had been deployed to search for the source of the laser.

Sheriff’s deputies eventually found that the laser was coming from a parking lot in the 900 block of Sweetwater Road in Spring Valley.

Deputies arrested a security guard and recovered the blue laser device.

The security guard could face felony charges over the laser strikes.