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Laser-wielding man arrested for terrorizing trucker, aircraft


A man was arrested in Tennessee on Wednesday after terrorizing multiple people with a laser-pointer. 

The incident happened on May 5th in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. 

According to ABC 7 News, a trucker was traveling along Interstate 40 when he noticed a laser being directed towards him. The trucker then contacted police, who began searching for the source of the laser. Officers were then contacted by air traffic control, who reported that a laser had also been directed at a plane with 136 passengers on board. 

A witness later notified police that the laser was coming from a hotel room on Hershel Drive. 

The man was located at a Quality Inn and taken into custody. Information surrounding the man’s identity, as well as the nature of the laser, has not been released. 


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