Laser capable of setting fires hits local officer in the eye, according to police

We're told the person shining it was taken into custody after learning they already had an arrest warrant

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KLKN) — Grand Island Police say a laser that’s capable of setting fires hit an officer in the eye late Saturday night.

We’re told this happened around 11:15 p.m. near south Locust Street and west Fonner Park Road.

Police say the officer was driving a marked patrol unit when a passenger in another vehicle shined the laser into their eye, temporarily blinding them.

That vehicle was pulled over and police tell us they found the passenger already had an arrest warrant out of Hall County.

They were taken into custody and charged with assault on an officer in addition to use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

The officer had some eye discomfort and a headache but should be okay.

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