Laser Pointer Culprit Is Back In Action NW Of Airport

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According to various sources, someone aimed a laser beam Tuesday night (March 24th) around 8pm at an Alaska Airlines flight making its landing approach in to Sea-Tac Airport.

Previously we reported about a 24-year old Burien man who was arrested and then released on March 11th; he is considered a “person of interest” in this incident, according to airport spokeswoman Terri-Ann Betancourt.

In Tuesday night’s incident, a laser was pointed at Alaska Airlines flight number 487 from San Diego about two miles northwest of the airport, in the same area where other planes had been targeted previously.

The targeted aircraft landed without incident, as had all previously-targeted airplanes.

Police are currently investigating this incident.

Shining a laser at an aircraft is considered a felony, and is punishable under the Patriot Act.

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