Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Police say they have arrested a man who shot at a police helicopter early Saturday morning.

According to TPD, the helicopter was on routine patrol shortly after 3 a.m. when 56-year-old Thomas Henry Hearld allegedly opened fire three times on the aircraft. The helicopter was not hit, and no one on board was injured.

Officers on the ground responded to the scene and arrested Hearld without incident. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail and faces two charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and one count of shooting at an aircraft in flight.

Police say they recovered a shotgun at the scene.

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