WOODBURY - ? The FBI is cracking down on the number of people pointing lasers at planes.

The agency is creating a national Anti-Laser Attack Task Force.

Officials say there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people pointing lasers at planes, which can temporarily blind pilots. Recently there have been cases on Long Island.

According to officials, anyone caught faces prison time and hefty fines.

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