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Pottsville man charged for pointing laser at medical helicopter

POTTSVILLE, Pa. - Pottsville police nabbed a suspect wanted for aiming a laser light at a medical helicopter.

Authorities arrested and charged Timothy Ebert, 23, with risking a catastrophe and reckless endangerment.

The incident happened on August 15th.

The pilot and police pinpointed the area where the laser was coming from to West Arch Street.

When they arrived a man started running, they gave chase, but he got away.

After reviewing multiple cameras in the area, officials identified Ebert as a suspect and arrested him on Saturday.


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