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Helicopter stolen, crashed at Sacramento Executive Airport

Police say it happened sometime between 4-6 a.m. Wednesday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police are investigating after someone stole and crashed a helicopter at the Sacramento Executive Airport early Wednesday morning.

According to Sacramento Police, it happened around 4-6 a.m. in the 6100 block of Freeport Boulevard.

Police say they received reports of helicopters being broken into and one appeared to have been crashed. Sacramento police found a Bell 429 helicopter on its side when they arrived early Wednesday morning after reports of multiple helicopters being broken into. 

"We believe that they attempted to get into other helicopters before actually getting into this particular helicopter," said Sean Ragan, special agent in charge with the FBI.

No one was injured and no one has been arrested yet.

"We do have surveillance footage that we have been able to see and then we have been processing for other evidence as well," said Ragan. "There's an individual that we at least want to speak to about this particular incident."

Capitol Helicopters Inc., who operates the helicopter, issued the following statement to ABC10:

"Sometime early this morning several helicopters operated by our company were vandalized by an individual unknown to us, and one aircraft was severely damages. All our employees are safe, and we do not believe that anyone was injured by today's events. The incident is currently under investigation by several state and federal authorities. We are hopeful that the people responsible are located quickly. We have no further information to report at this time. We appreciate the support from all the agencies and individuals involved." - Kaysha Ross, president.

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