Ex-bomb sniffing dog escapes Mich. airport

Arco and his owner Nadine Karsevar
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ROMULUS, Mich. - Officials say a dog that formerly worked on bomb-sniffing duty at the White House, escaped after arriving in the Detroit area.

CBS station WWJ in Detroit 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, who runs an organization that rehabilitates dogs and places them with Army vets and their families after they have retired, currently owns 6-year-old Arco. She says the dog was making the trip to Michigan to a new home. He was retired by Capitol Police after he killed a cat, according to WWJ.

"Somebody has to catch him," Karsevar said, monitoring the search from Arizona.

"Apparently, I guess he had his collar on and his leash, and they said he slipped his collar, which, that's really amazing; he's never done that. And, now he's been running for over five hours," she added.

The Detroit News reports police in the Detroit suburb searched Tuesday for the dog. The Detroit Free Press reports the public was asked to call 911 if the dog is spotted, since it had bitten two officers.