• Kyodo


The Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested a 55-year-old Kawasaki man Wednesday on suspicion of projecting a laser beam on a Maritime Self-Defense Force jet in flight.

Police allege that Kazuhiko Date of Kawasaki’s Asao Ward used a laser pointer on the night of July 19 on the banks of the Tsurumi River near his house to project a green laser light a couple of times on an MSDF patrol plane and obstructed the operations of a 42-year-old pilot from the MSDF’s Atsugi base in Kanagawa Prefecture.

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