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Police dog on the loose in Virginia

Dec. 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

LEESBURG, Va., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Loudoun County, Va., are on the lookout for a police dog named Bronco who escaped while being groomed.

Bronco, an 80- to 85-pound dark sable German Shepherd employed by the Loudoun County sheriff's office, got loose Friday afternoon, The Washington Post reported.

The sheriff's office said Bronco "escaped from the groomers" in Leesburg in the area of King Street and Catoctin Circle. It was not immediately clear how the dog escaped.

The sheriff's office asked for the public's aid in locating the dog.

Anyone who spots Bronco is asked to call the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at 703-777-1021.

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