Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Laser Pointed at Flying Medical Helicopter

Photo not of actual incident
Schuylkill County Crime Stoppers and State Police at Schuylkill Haven are asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for aiming a laser light at a medical helicopter in April.

The incident reportedly occurred about 8:50 p.m. April 17 near Seltzer, Norwegian Township.

Police said a Geisinger Medical Center Life Flight helicopter was flying overhead when someone aimed the light at the aircraft.

Schuylkill County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information on the identity of those responsible for this crime or on any unsolved crime in Schuylkill County.

Callers are asked to refer to case 05-08-16 when calling with information about the incident involving the laser light in Norwegian Township.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 877-TIPS4SC (877-847-7472).

Callers can also relay their information directly to state police at Schuylkill Haven by calling 570-739-1330.

All information will remain confidential

Below is a video published by the FBI demonstrating how a pilot can be blinded by a laser while piloting an aircraft.