VIDEO: K-9 tackles hot prowl suspect down steep terrain in West Hills

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A K-9 took down a hot prowl suspect, tackling him down steep terrain until officers could surround him in the West Hills area.

A K-9 helped take down a hot prowl suspect on the run from police in the West Hills area Monday afternoon.

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Los Angeles police responded to the call of a hot prowler in the 7700 block of Graystone Drive and set up a perimeter near Roscoe and Valley Circle boulevards.

The suspect led officers on a foot chase over steep and rugged terrain, at one point taking his shirt off as he ran through shrubs.

A K-9 eventually caught up to the suspect, who would not give up his attempt to escape.

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After several nips and bites, the K-9, named "Don," lunged and began to pull the suspect down the steep hill.

The suspect tried to run again and the K-9 pulled him down one more time.

Officers were eventually able to surround the suspect and he surrendered.

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The suspect was taken away from the scene in an ambulance. Police did not confirm the extent of the suspect's injuries.

There were no injuries to the K-9 or other officers, according to officials.
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