TSA Canine Handler Removed from Duties After Viral Video Showed What He Was Doing to Dog

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A video captured at Detroit Metropolitan Airport showing a Transportation Security Administration agent and an explosive detection canine went viral for all of the worst reasons.

The incident was posted Sunday to the subReddit r/delta with the title “terrible dog handling at DTW.” It garnished more than 34,000 upvotes on the platform before it was locked Monday.

In the roughly minute-and-a-half video, an agent walked the dog back and forth.

The issue occurred when the man and animal needed to change direction. Each time, the man seemed to yank and tug on the leash, with the dog appearing to borderline spin around on occasion.

“I was shocked at how this airport handler is dragging this poor pup around,” the Reddit user posted. “There’s no reason anyone should be flipping a working dog around by it’s harness like this?!

“I have a high energy dog so at first I assumed it was a mistake or that the puppy was a bit over energetic but looks like the handler is just being unnecessarily rough with it.”

The video had been viewed over 2.7 million times and caused a flurry of comments across social media.

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