22-year-old charged for shining laser at PolAir 2

POLICE have charged a 22-year-old man after allegedly targeting a police helicopter with a laser light at Archerfield today.

It will be alleged around 12.30am the helicopter was attempting to land when a light was shone directly at cabin crew of PolAir 2.

Police tracked a vehicle to a nearby service station on Boundary Road and arrested the alleged offender.

A 22-year-old Slacks Creek man was charged with one count of threatening the safety of an aircraft, common assault and possessing a restricted item. He is due to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court on June 16.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.