Man charged after pointing laser at police chopper

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A man has been charged after a laser was pointed at a NSW Police helicopter overnight.

About midnight, Polair2 was deployed to the Mount Druitt area to assist police on the ground.

The police helicopter was allegedly repeatedly and persistently targeted by a green laser device over an hour period.

Crew members tracked a man to Luddenham, where officers from Nepean Police Area Command were called to assist and arrested a 34-year-old man next to a vehicle on Luddenham Road.

During a search of the vehicle, a laser pointer was located and seized.

The Wallacia man was taken to St Marys Police Station where he was charged with use a laser pointer in public place.

He was is expected to appear at Penrith Local Court on Tuesday, August 27.

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