Two arrested for shining laser at Chicago police helicopter

Beam was aimed at a commercial flight at Chicago's Midway Airport and again at a police helicopter that responded


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CHICAGO — Charges were pending against two people suspected of aiming a laser beam at a police helicopter and commercial aircraft, authorities in Chicago said.

Police said they received a report of a laser beam aimed at a commercial flight at Chicago's Midway Airport Thursday evening and when a police helicopter was sent to check, the beam was aimed at it as well, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

Police said a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested about five miles east of the airport.

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