NEWARK, NJ – Stiven Lopez-Bender, 26, of Elizabeth, was arrested Thursday and charged with aiming a laser pointer at a WABC-TV helicopter, said U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

Lopez-Bender was charged by complaint with one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft, said Fishman. He was scheduled to make his initial appearance at 2 p.m. today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Mannion in Newark federal court.