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Police k-9 helps stop man in North End

September 10, 2000

Police k-9 helps stop man in North End



A Washington County Sheriff's Department patrol dog put an end to a foot chase in Hagerstown's North End Sunday morning by seizing a man's leg, authorities said.

Hagerstown City Police said a man wanted on a warrant in Pennsylvania drove into Washington County shortly after midnight Sunday after being chased by Pennsylvania State Police Saturday.

Sheriff's deputies and city police took over the pursuit in Maryland at U.S. 11. The man turned onto Haven Road and continued on until crashing his Nissan Maxima in the area of Northspring apartments, police said.

The man then fled on foot and was chased by police and the K-9 dog "Andi." The dog was given the command to attack the man and bite him in the thigh, police said.

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The man was subdued and taken to Washington County Hospital for injuries inflicted by the dog, police said.

He was released and taken to the Washington County Detention Center were he was being held on $7,500 bond.

Asmar King, 22, of Hawbaker Avenue, Waynesboro was charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding in a vehicle, fleeing and eluding on foot, failure to stop following a traffic accident involving property damage and driving with a suspended license.

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