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Ex-Bomb-Sniffing Dog Caught After Airport Escape

01/17/12 05:56 PM ET   AP

Arco
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.

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