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Los Angeles (CNN) -- A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter had to make an emergency landing Sunday morning after a gunman opened fire on the chopper, authorities said.The helicopter landed safely and the pilot and observer on board were not injured, said police Detective Gus Villanueva.The incident occurred in the Van Nuys area, when police got a call at around 6 a.m. local time (9 a.m . ET) of shots being fired, police said. The helicopter was responding as backup to a patrol car dispatched to the scene.The apparent shooter eventually was subdued by his family members, Villanueva said. A semi-automatic rifle was recovered, he said.
Originally posted by KewlDaddyFatty
I don't necessarily appreciate police brutality but police officer or not, somebody could have been seriously hurt because of this. Thank god nobody was. What if the chopper would have went down into an occupied home or a busy street. Laughing over stuff like this is demented. Have a nice day.edit on 24-4-2011 by KewlDaddyFatty because: (no reason given)
For a hot July morning the boy, who was perhaps just 13, was wearing a heavy coat – a fact which was immediately noticed by a quick thinking policemen manning the checkpoint.
The 13-year-old was shot as he approached the policemen, but before he fell to the floor, his eight-year old brother, hiding a few yards away, remotely detonated the explosive-ball-bearing studded explosives hidden beneath his coat.