Cabarrus County K-9 missing after being startled by fireworks

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a K-9 officer that ran off after being startled by July 4 fireworks.

Deputies say K-9 Igor was taken outside by his handler to use the restroom in Kannapolis around 9:45 p.m.

Fireworks discharged near the residence and the noise caused Igor to run away.

Igor is a Belgian Malinois that is trained in explosive detection but not trained to bite.

He was last seen wearing a silver chain collar. He is also microchipped.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of K-9 Igor should call the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office (704) 920-3000 or your local law enforcement agency.

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