NEW YORK—A police dog tracked down a man who fought with a female police officer at the 14th Street and Eighth Avenue subway station.
The female police officer spotted a man entering the subway using an exit door at 6:42 p.m. The officer approached the man, who was identified as James Williams, 32. Williams struggled with the officer, pushed her to the ground, and managed to wriggle out of his shirt and escape.
The officer called for help and in five minutes Transit K9 Officer Edwin Ramirez arrived with Diesel, an NYPD K9 dog.
Ramirez instructed Diesel to smell the shirt and to “track.” The 7-year-old German shepherd eventually sniffed the suspect our from underneath a metal concrete mixing bin inside of a room under construction in the Dream Hotel at 355 W 16th St. The police then arrested Williams, who was covered in cement.
The female officer, 22, was treated for a sprained finger and a tight neck at Bellevue hospital.
Williams was charged with resisting arrest, trespassing, and obstructing governmental administration.