Police dog dies following foot chase of suspect

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say a police dog has died after it was injured during a foot chase on the Silas Deane Highway.

Wethersfield police Chief James Cetran says the dog named Thor was tracking an alleged kidnapping suspect through a wooded area behind an apartment complex on Monday and was badly cut by brambles.

Thor suffered internal bleeding and died on Tuesday.

Cetran says the handler had lost sight of Thor and the suspect. The dog was later found by state police and was taken to an animal hospital. The suspect was apprehended in Rocky Hill.

Cetran says the department plans to do a service for the dog.

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