Man held for pointing laser at G-20 helicopter

Police say a German man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly using a laser pointer to temporarily blind pilots of a police helicopter patrolling the skies during the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg.
Police said in a statement Saturday that the 27-year-old man, whose name wasn’t released in line with German privacy law, blinded the two crew members of the Libelle 2 helicopter so badly while they were up in the air that they had to stop working because they couldn’t see. The incident happened Thursday.
Following intensive investigations, police arrested the suspect in his Hamburg apartment Saturday and also found the laser pointer.
Thousands of anti-globalization activists and police have been clashing for two consecutive days as G-20 leaders meet.
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