K9 officer was actually a K9 officer

It turns out a man police say was posing as a K9 officer in Hamilton, really was a K9 officer for the RCMP.

On Thursday morning, a man in dark clothing in the Homestead Drive area asked a homeowner if he could use her property for a K9 excerise, and was given permission.

At the time, he was driving an unmarked, dark coloured vehicle.

The incident was later reported to police who were unable to locate the man.

The RCMP have now confirmed they had two K9 handlers working near the Hamilton Airport and one person did speak to neighbours about using their properties for training purposes.