Man arrested by CGIS for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter in Puerto Rico

January 17, 2019 – One individual was arrested by Coast Guard Investigative Services, Thursday for performing multiple laser strikes on a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew in San Juan. On June 12, 2018 a Dolphin helicopter safely landed after they observed a green laser multiple times in the cockpit during flight operations. Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft is a felony offense under 18 U.S. Code Section 39A, which states: “Whoever knowingly aims the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft in the special…

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