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Ex-Bomb-Sniffing Dog Caught After Airport Escape

01/17/12 05:56 PM ET   AP

Arco the former bomb-sniffing dog.

ROMULUS, Mich. -- Officials say a German Shepherd that formerly worked on bomb-sniffing duty in Washington, D.C., has been recaptured after escaping on arrival in the Detroit area.

WWJ-AM reports the dog named Arco ran away in Romulus after arriving Monday night on a cargo flight to Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Tucson, Ariz., and being let out of a crate to go to the bathroom.

Nadine Karsevar runs an organization that rehabilitates dogs and says the dog was making the trip to Michigan to a new home.

The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press say police in the Detroit suburb recaptured the dog Tuesday. Arco bit two people and is being held for tests.


Filed by Arin Greenwood  |