Jennifer Millman

NYPD Dog Hurt in Ceiling Plunge During Weapons Search in Brooklyn Home Is Back on the Job

An NYPD dog that fell through an attic while searching a home filled with weapons in Brooklyn earlier this month, lacerating his paw, is back on the job.

The K-9 dog named Timoshenko in honor of Detective Russel Timoshenko, who died in the line of duty in 2007, was searching the attic of the Sebring Street home in Red Hook Aug. 10 when it fell through the ceiling.

The German shepherd needed eight stitches in his paw; the pup recently had them removed.

The dog led officers to a cache of weapons that included a semi-automatic pistol, an assault rifle, six additional rifles, a shotgun and a black-powder musket, the NYPD says. The K-9 Timoshenko's work led to the arrest of a 61-year-old man on multiple weapons charges, police said.

The police dog has made news in the past: in 2015, he sniffed out weapons and a Pringles can full of marijuana during a traffic stop in Brooklyn. He's also assisted in disaster relief efforts across the country. 

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