Police: Tennessee man arrested after launching firework at Metro helicopter


John Schmid, 18, Courtesy: MNPD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Franklin man is facing several charges after launching a firework at an MNPD helicopter, according to a release from Metro police.

Investigators said 18-year-old John Schmid, of Franklin, is currently jailed on two counts of aggravated assault on police and felony reckless endangerment for firing a firework mortar at a metro helicopter. It happened just after midnight.

The helicopter was flying 500 feet over a Haywood Lane parking lot as part of a street racing initiative at the time.

No other information was immediately released.

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