The incident happened early on Wednesday morning.

PaAlex Stone

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 9:21 p.m

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Authorities are searching for a suspect who crashed a helicopter after attempting to hijack it from an airport in Sacramento, California, early Wednesday.

No one was injured in the crash and no one is in custody, Sacramento police said.

NOTE: The video in the media player is taken from a previous report.

According to officials, the attempted theft of the chopper took place around 5 a.m. local time. Sacramento police told ABC News that officers responded to reports of several helicopters being hacked, including one that appeared to be piloted, leading to the crash.

The stolen helicopter was a Bell 429, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA said it was unclear how many people were on board or their condition.

The incident is under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check for updates.

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