Man (44) arrested after laser pointed at PSNI helicopter during Co Tyrone security alert
A 44-year-old man has been arrested after a laser was pointed at a police helicopter during a security alert in Co Tyrone.
Police attended a security alert in Lisnafin Park, Strabane on Friday.
Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said: "A car was seized and what is believed to be a suspected firearm was recovered. This suspected firearm will be the subject of further forensic examination.
“Enquiries into this incident are currently ongoing.”
During the operation, a 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of endangering the safety of an aircraft when a laser was pointed at a police helicopter.
"The crew of the helicopter were able to direct officers on the ground to a house where the suspect was arrested. Following a search of the property a bag of lasers was recovered," he said.
“The man has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries."