Retired White House Bomb Sniffing Dog Escapes near Metro Airport

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An urgent search is underway for a White House bomb-sniffing dog who escaped his handler at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport on Monday night.

arcoArco, a German Shepherd, was scheduled to be euthanized. The lucky dog was rescued by an advocacy group and was being flown to his new home in Arizona.The 6-year-old canine was taken out of his crate for a walk and managed to escape. He fled, and was briefly secured on two separate occasions: in both cases, he bit the officers who were holding him and broke free.

Because of his distress, police discourage approaching Arco directly. Instead, those with information regarding his whereabouts are urged to contact the Romulus police department at 734-941-8400.