By CBS13 Staff

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – Two people were arrested after lasers were pointed at a California Highway Patrol airplane in Roseville, authorities said on Saturday.

According to the CHP, the incident happened Friday night. The aircraft was reportedly struck by a laser several times, and the CHP said there has been a significant number of laser strikes so far in 2021.

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The flight officer spotted the individual who was pointing the laser and alerted the Roseville Police Department of their location. While Roseville police were responding, a second individual began pointing a laser at the aircraft, the CHP said.

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Both suspects got in a car and left the scene before officers arrived. The CHP said Roseville police eventually located and stopped the vehicle and took both suspects into custody.

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Their identities were not released.