Tennessee man charged after fireworks launched at police helicopter

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In this photo illustration a woman holds a burning matchstick and fireworks. (Photo illustration by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teenager has been charged with endangering police officers after a firework was launched at a Nashville Police helicopter.

Nashville police say a detective saw a man look up at the helicopter, go to his car to get a mortar tube and then fire a firework at the craft.

The helicopter was working a street racing initiative.

18-year-old John Schmid had more mortar tubes and fireworks in the trunk of his car.

Schmid was booked into jail and charged with reckless endangerment aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on an officer.

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