Bail set at $50K after laser pointer arrest

The Bronx man accused of pointing a laser into the cockpits of three airplanes and an NYPD helicopter is being held on $50,000 bail. Frank

The 36-year-old professed his innocence after being arrested.

The 36-year-old professed his innocence after being arrested. (3/11/15)

THE BRONX - The Bronx man accused of pointing a laser into the cockpits of three airplanes and an NYPD helicopter is being held on $50,000 bail.

Frank Egan professed his innocence after being arrested Tuesday. The 36-year-old is charged with 20 counts, including reckless endangerment.

Authorities say three of the affected pilots reported pain or blindness after being struck in the eyes with the laser. Air traffic control also had to reroute flights out of the path of the beam.

According to police, a laser was found on top of a refrigerator inside Egan's home on Coddington Avenue. 

News 12 went to Egan's home in Tremont to speak to his family, but they did not want to open the door. Neighbors say they have seen a laser pointed at the street before and that it came from Egan's apartment.

Egan works as a florist in New Rochelle. Those who know him are shocked.

News 12 reached out to Egan's lawyer, who declined to comment on the case. Egan is due back in court on Friday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 1 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
2 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 19
Two brothers died after their car drifted off 3 The Buzz: Brothers die in Bronx crash
Fire officials say the parking garage on Jerome 4 2nd-floor garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
Police officers are helping mentor children through sports 5 Officers mentor kids through tennis program

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Frank Egan, 36, is being charged with assault Police: Man pointed laser at LaGuardia aircraft

A Bronx man is accused of pointing a laser at three aircraft at LaGuardia Airport

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE