ATF K-9 dies after toxic substance exposure

The K-9 died from complications after being exposed to a toxic substance during explosives detection training


By PoliceOne Staff

DALLAS — A K-9 has died due to complications after being exposed to a toxic substance.

ATF K-9 Able was exposed to a toxic substance during explosives detection training in Dallas, ODMP reports.

ATF K-9, Able (Photo/ United State Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)
ATF K-9, Able (Photo/ United State Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)

Following the exposure, he became ill. His conditions worsened and he died  on Jan. 5 - 10 days after the incident.

Able served with the ATF for five years and worked as an explosives detection canine.
 

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