KC Man Accused of Pointing Laser at PD Helicopter

KANSAS CITY, Mo.(AP) — A 24-year-old man has been accused of pointing a laser at a Kansas City police helicopter as it flew overhead.

The Kansas City Star reports Grant Doverspike of Kansas City was issued a summons early Sunday to appear in municipal court after the helicopter’s crew reported being targeted by a green laser downtown.

Police say the pilots directed officers to an apartment at 17th and Oak streets, where they found Doverspike and confiscated a green laser.

Similar incidents have resulted in federal charges, including one earlier this year in St. Louis when a man was charged with interfering with an aircraft after allegedly pointing a laser at an airplane and helicopter.

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