Police arrest man after putting Air Wing at risk

Police have charged a man after a laser was allegedly pointed at the police Air Wing on Wednesday night.

The helicopter was flying above the Hazelwood North area about 9pm when a laser was allegedly shone at the aircraft several times on 7 February.

Air Wing officers directed police on the ground to an address on Church Road in Hazelwood North shortly after.

Attending officers located a laser and arrested a 33-year-old Hazelwood North man at the premises.

He was interviewed and is expected to be charged on summons with interfere with a crew member in an aircraft, reckless conduct endanger life and possess a prohibited weapon.

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