Police Investigate Reports of Lasers Pointed at Flights in Seattle

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Police in Seattle are trying to find out who is pointing a laser at airplanes as they are landing at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

In the latest incident, a laser light was spotted by pilots on an inbound Alaska Airlines flight as the jet was about a mile and a half from the airport.

The plane landed safely, without incident.

"This is not funny," Sea-Tac spokeswoman Terri-Ann Betancourt tells the Seattle Times. "This could have catastrophic effects."

She says police interviewed crew members and did a ground search, but did not locate the culprit.

"Somebody flashed the laser and was gone," Betancourt says. She says several such incidents have occurred over the past two years.

According to CNN, pilots from at least 12 jets have reported that someone shined a green laser light into their cockpits while they were landing. No arrests have been made and in all cases the planes landed safely.

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