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Boston-area planes report seeing laser light

NEWTON, Mass. — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports that someone pointed a laser light at the cockpits of two airplanes in the Boston area.

Also, police in Newton, just west of Boston and the Logan Airport, are looking into a report from a driver that a man pointed a green laser at him and other drivers on Tuesday night, about two hours before the planes were allegedly targeted.

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One plane had left Boston and was heading to Atlanta; the other was en route to Boston and flying over Providence, R.I.

The FAA pinpointed the coordinates to Forte Park in Newton, and police responded but did not find anyone.

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Police do not know if the incidents are related.

The FAA and Newton police did not immediately return calls Wednesday for more details.

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