A man has been arrested in Melbourne for pointing a laser at one of Victoria’s police helicopters on Wednesday evening.
The federal government banned laser pointers in 2008 primarily to reduce the danger to pilots from being blinded in the cockpit.
According to reports, the man locked himself in his home but officers were able to enter through the back door before a struggle ensued with a 43-year-old man. Police said the laser was found hidden in the freezer while two imitation firearms were also found in the house.
News.com.au reported that the man is expected to be interviewed for endangering the safe operation of an aircraft, reckless conduct endangering life, possessing a prohibited weapon, assaulting police and resisting arrest. He has yet to be charged.