Bombings may increase demand for police K-9s

More canines are being trained for bomb detection as police rely on dogs to find hidden explosives

By Lori Monsewicz
Dayton Daily News

CANTON, Ohio — Nitro, a bomb-detection dog with the Brimfield Police Department near Canton, alerts authorities to a possible explosive device during a training exercise.

As word of the Boston Marathon bombings spread across the United States, police officers around the country relied on dogs to search for hidden explosives in and around potential targets.

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