Man charged for shining laser at police helicopter

A MAN has been charged after allegedly shining a laser at the police helicopter in Beenleigh on Sunday night.

Police say around 8.40pm, the police helicopter was conducting airborne patrols of the Beenleigh area when the crew noticed a laser light being shone at them from a shed in Skyline Circuit, Bahr’s Scrub.

The helicopter crew reported the incident and police attended the address where they spoke with the 28-year-old man inside and charged him.


He was charged with threatening the safety of an aircraft and possessing a restricted item.

He is scheduled to appear before the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 10.