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Green laser pointed at cockpit of flights coming into Halifax: police

The RCMP say an officer also had his vehicle targeted in the 'dangerous' action.

An Air Canada jet takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield in this file photo.

Andrew Vaughan / The Canadian Press

An Air Canada jet takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield in this file photo.

Police are investigating two incidents of green lasers being pointed into cockpits of incoming flights to Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

The RCMP in Halifax and Enfield say at 11 p.m. Monday, officers patrolled the area of Grand Lake, Goffs and Enfield after “two pilots reported a green laser was pointed directly in to the cockpit of two flights landing at the airport,” a police statement issued on Tuesday said.

About an hour later, an off-duty RCMP officer was driving on Highway 2 in Enfield when that vehicle was targeted by a green laser.

There were no suspects located in any of the incidents.

“Such actions are dangerous and jeopardize the safety of the passengers and crew on these flights,” Halifax District RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said in the news release.

“As well, it can result in charges under the Aeronautics Act which can result in a fine up $100,000.”

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