LAKEWOOD (CBS/AP) — A bird strike has forced a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing on Del Amo Boulevard, between Paramount Boulevard and Cherry Avenue.

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Sunday evening’s landing shut down the busy street in Lakewood for up to three hours.

The sheriff’s department said the flight crew of Air-24 declared the emergency landing after hearing a loud noise from the aircraft.

The chopper touched down approximately 8:50 p.m.

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Once they landed, the flight crew checked the helicopter and determined that the loud noise came from a bird striking the fuselage above the pilot canopy.

The crew flew the helicopter back to its base for repairs.

No injuries were reported.

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