A man has been arrested after allegedly pointing a laser light at a police chopper.

The helicopter was flying over Huntingdale about 12.50am on Friday when it was struck by a laser light.

Canning Vale police were sent to the area where the chopper crew directed them to a residence on Clune Court in Huntingdale.

A 28-year-old man was arrested after a laser light was allegedly found hidden underneath a mattress.

A WA Police spokesperson said pointing a laser light at any aircraft is extremely dangerous.

“Laser lights can significantly impact on a pilot’s vision, and places the pilot and any other crew and passengers on board in immediate danger.

“Not only is it a dangerous and reckless act, it is a serious criminal offence and those responsible for such acts will be arrested and charged.

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“In this particular incident police on the ground were quickly deployed to the location where the laser light was coming from, and the arrest was made without further incident.”