A person is facing charges following a police officer had been struck by laser attacks in Markham during the weekend.
About Sept. 6, in about 12:45 Ranked, a pilot and tactical flight officer have been at the Air2 police officer helping officers having a suspected impaired driver in the region of Brimley Road and Denison Street, York Regional Police stated.
While over the traffic stopped, the officer and pilot had been struck by a smart laser light, authorities said.
Police decided the laser was first coming out of a guy who had been pointing the light in the helicopter when standing in a garden on Vickers Road.
Trainers on the floor were then led to the house and the defendant was detained.
Authorities said the defendant had a 532nM 5mW cw CLASS IIIa laser extending pencil.
On Tuesday, York Regional Police reported that a 31-year old guy in Markham was charged in the event.
The guy is facing three charges, such as mischief endangering life, undermining safety of an aircraft and obstructing a peace officer.
Authorities are reminding the people that laser pointers can be particularly dangerous.
Health Canada warns that a fast look to a laser pointer may lead to flash blindness, which might place the lives of these within a plane and on the floor in danger.