Franklin man arrested after launching firework at Metro Nashville police helicopter

A Franklin man has been arrested after he launched a firework at a Metro Nashville police (MNPD) helicopter early Saturday morning, according to MNPD.

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

Just after midnight, John Schmid, 18, of Franklin shot the mortar-style firework at the helicopter.

Schmid was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault on police and felony reckless endangerment.

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