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(SAN DIEGO) — San Diego police are scouring an area southwest of the city’s primary airport looking for a person with a laser.

An American Airlines pilot reported an intense, green light flashing through the cockpit Tuesday night as the plane was approaching San Diego’s Lindbergh Field.

Flight 563 from Phoenix landed safely. There were 174 people on board the Airbus 321.

This is the second time in a month that a laser pointer incident has been reported by a pilot in San Diego. The number of people arrested has been rising, although aviation officials acknowledge that catching offenders is very difficult.

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