Nearly a dozen flights hit by laser light in Johnson County

A man is in jail after allegedly shining laser lights on 11 airline flights over the last three nights.

Three pilots Sunday night, along with six on Monday and three on Tuesday, reported someone in Johnson County shined a laser light into the cockpit.

The flights included several from Southwest Airlines and at least two FedEx planes.

Monday night Dallas and Fort Worth police department helicopters flew over the area and narrowed the location of the laser.

Tuesday night a Department of Public Safety chopper found the laser and Johnson County sheriff’s deputies made an arrest.

Austin Lawrence Siferd, 23, will likely face serious federal charges.

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