Police Arrest Burien Resident For Airplane Laser Incidents

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9:30pm 3/8/09 UPDATE: The Burien man arrested in connection with the recent spate of laser-flashing of airplanes has been identified as Christopher C. Saunders, 24.

Saunders was apprehended around 4pm Friday and booked into King County jail for first-degree unlawful discharge of a laser, which is a felony.

In court on Saturday, Saunders was ordered to be held on $100,000 bail.

Police claim they found a laser device at Saunders’ apartment, located near the area where the suspect green beam originated.

Numerous airplanes had been targeted by lasers over the past month near Sea-Tac Airport, including four incidents last Wednesday, one last Sunday, and another dozen in February.

Port of Seattle police detectives are still investigating the case. Anyone who has information are encouraged to contact Port of Seattle Police Detectives at 206-433-4621.

PREVIOUSLY: Port of Seattle Police confirmed the arrest of a 24-year old Burien resident for suspicion of Unlawful Discharge of a Laser – 1st Degree, a Class “C” felony.

The arrest occurred Friday, March 6th at about 4pm, and the identity of the suspect has not yet been released.

This arrest is related to the recent “lasering” incidents of aircraft at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. A laser was seized from the suspect, who was booked into the King County jail.

Port of Seattle Police Detectives are continuing their investigation, and anyone who has information relating to these aircraft lasering incidents is encouraged to contact Port of Seattle Police Detectives at 206-433-4621.

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