Man Who Allegedly Pointed Laser at Aircraft Faces Patriot Act Charges

Jersey man admits shining laser at two aircraft


Mendola-Longarzo would not discuss his statements to authorities other than to say they were given during several hours of questioning without an attorney present.

The FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces are investigating laser incidents around the country but have not found any links to terrorism or other organized plots to attack aircraft, said FBI spokesman Bill Carter.

``Out of an abundance of caution, they're going to review each incident to determine if there's a nexus to terrorism. Thus far, we have not found any,'' Carter said.

Similar incidents have been reported in Colorado Springs, Colo., Cleveland, Washington, Houston and Medford, Ore.