Police have charged a 37-year-old man after a laser beam was aimed at a commercial airliner and a police helicopter last night.

The suspect was found in the backyard of a house in the northern Gold Coast suburb of Ormeau.

Police allege he aimed a hand-held laser at the two aircraft just before 9pm (AEST).

The man has been charged with threatening the safety of people on board an aircraft.

He is due to appear at Southport Magistrates Court next month.

 

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