Port Authority Police rescue dog on the loose at LaGuardia

ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- A dog is now back with its handler after being loose inside LaGuardia Airport and making a run for it on Sunday.

Port Authority Police believe 'Beethoven' was a rescue dog that had recently arrived from Puerto Rico. Police had to get themselves dirty in order to catch him.

While at a hangar, Beethoven broke free and ran onto one of the airport roads, and eventually into a fenced area.

Officers had to cut an opening in the fence to leash 'Beethoven' and take him back to his handler.

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