Laser pointed at Army helicopter in Columbia County

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 25, 2015 8:08 AM

FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles Police Air Support Division helicopter pilots listen to law enforcement agents, as they announce a 60-day FBI campaign, "Don't Let a Prank Lead to Prison, Aiming a Laser at an Aircraft is a Federal Crime,'' in Feb. 2014.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Hemlock) --  State police say someone pointed a laser at an Army helicopter in the midstate.

The crew aboard the Chinook reported being illuminated and tracked around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday over Service Lane in Hemlock in Columbia County. 

Officials say the laser light can temporarily blind pilots.

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