A Coast Guard helicopter crew roughly two miles off the coast of Ocean City, N.J., was targeted by an individual with a laser pointer at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., was performing hoist training with a TowBoatUS crew when the helicopter was targeted with a laser pointer. The TowBoatUS crew notified the Ocean City Police Department and watchstanders at Air Station Atlantic City operation’s center who in turn notified the Federal Aviation Administration.
Officers from the Ocean City Police Department arrived to the location of the report and took an individual into custody. The case is under investigation.