EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man was arrested on a felony charge after police believe he shined a laser pointer at a Washington State Patrol airplane, authorities said.
Patrol troopers responded Friday to a home in Everett, where the airplane crew saw two people on the balcony of an apartment building, The Daily Herald reported.
The plane crew followed one of the two people after they attempted to flee the area, troopers said. The crew then gave directions to troopers on the ground.
The 41-year-old suspect, who was not identified, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree unlawful discharge of a laser, authorities said. A handheld green laser pointer was found near the bushes where the suspect tried to hide before his arrest, court documents said.
The suspect appeared to have trouble breathing during the arrest and was administered Narcan before being cleared to be booked into the Snohomish County Jail, troopers said.
The suspect was released Friday after posting $5,000 bond.