North Seattle

Seattle police dog Jaeger brings down wanted felon

SEATTLE -- A wanted felon is behind bars thanks to all four fleet feet of the Seattle Police Department's Jaeger.

According to police, officers and detectives were attempting to arrest a 46-year-old man with a warrant out on him as he was getting out of a car parked near North 113th Street and Corliss Avenue North around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

When the man saw police, he reportedly took off running, throwing drugs and money as he went.

According to police, officers gave chase and warned the man if he didn't stop they would release a police dog.

“Unfortunately, the man decided to keep running,” Det. Mark Jamieson said in a release.

Officers loosed Jaeger, a department German Shepard, who bombed after the felon and grabbed his jacket, knocking him to the ground.

Officers were able to catch up and arrest the man, who was booked into King County Jail.