Secret Service dog falls to its death while on Biden detail

WASHINGTON – A Secret Service dog fell to its death Saturday night while doing a security sweep of a New Orleans parking deck near a hotel where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking, according to multiple news reports.

CNN reports the Belgian Malinois fell from the roof of the six-story deck.

The deck is next to the Ritz-Carlton, where Biden was speaking at a fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu.

The Washington Times reports Secret Service agents rushed the dog to a veterinary hospital, but veterinarians were unable to revive the dog.

A Secret Service spokesman told CNN the death was a “tragic accident.”

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