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May 5, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Sheriff’s K-9 tracks down suspects in SeaTac despite injury

Frodo, a 2-year-old German shepherd, was injured while tracking two suspects Saturday. (King County Sheriff's Office)

Frodo, a 2-year-old German shepherd, was injured while tracking two suspects Saturday. (King County Sheriff’s Office photo)

A King County sheriff’s K-9 managed to track down two robbery suspects early Saturday morning in SeaTac despite suffering an injury, the sheriff’s office said.

Frodo, a 2-year-old German shepherd, was deployed in the 16500 block of International Boulevard South after two suspects pulled a gun on a man, demanded money, then struck him in the head with a pistol around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Frodo tracked the suspects to a nearby fenced area where razor wire was hidden in vegetation. The wire cut Frodo’s left front leg and nose, the sheriff’s office said.

Though he was bleeding from his injuries, Frodo located the two suspects hiding in an overgrown lot about 10 minutes later.

Officers recovered a handgun from the two suspects, both juveniles, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates said. The male was booked into the King County Youth Service Center for investigation of robbery. The female was taken to a hospital for treatment of cuts believed to be from the razor wire.

Frodo was taken to a veterinary clinic and received five stitches to his leg.

“He was back to work the following evening, ready to sniff out more bad guys,” Gates said.

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