Update: Amor M. Ftouhi, a 50-year-old Canadian citizen is the Bishop Airport terrorist. He is being charged with committing an act of violence at an airport.
The affidavit from FBI Special Agent Thomas M. Sondgeroth says an officer who observed the attack on police officer Jeff Neville told him Ftouhi used a large knife to stab the victim.
Ftouhi yelled “Allahu Akbar” — “Allah is the greatest” — before making the attack, according to the affidavit.
After stabbing the officer in the neck, Ftouhi continued to yell, “Allah,” several times, Sondgeroth’s statement says. MLive
Ftouhi is from Tunis, Tunisia
Ftouhi said on Facebook that he was originally from Tunis, Tunisia, but he lived in Montreal, Canada. He wrote that he worked for a Canadian insurance company and had studied at faculté des sciences humaines et sociales de tunis and Collège O’Sullivan.
He only had three friends on Facebook and had shared posts in Arabic. He played computer games on Facebook, including one called Army Attack.
Due to the possible nexus to terror, the FBI has joined state troopers and the ATF in investigating the Flint airport attack. heavy.com
Would not be surprised if there is a link to Dearborn, MI.
The police officer involved in the incident has been identified as Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who is retired from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Robert Pickell told WJRT that Neville was an ‘amazing deputy’. He has reportedly worked as an officer at the airport since 2001.
Neville was at his post at the top of a set of escalators at the airport Wednesday morning when he was attacked from behind with a knife similar to a Bowie knife, WJRT reports.
The officer was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but his condition has since improved to stable after coming out of surgery.
Police say a suspect has been taken into custody and is being question. They have not released his name. DailyMail
A witness at Bishop Airport says he saw a police officer bleeding from the neck and a knife laying nearby before the terminal was evacuated today.
“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” said Ken Brown, who was dropping his daughter off at the airport. “I said they need to get him a towel.”
Bishop announced that an officer had been injured at the airport on its Facebook page, but officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Brown said he saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground near the injured officer.
More than 20 police vehicles from Flint, Burton, Michigan State Police and other agencies responded to the incident.
The airport terminal was evacuated at about 9:40 a.m. MLive
The FBI is investigating this morning’s stabbing of an airport police officer as possible terrorism, according to a report from an NBC affiliate.
The report claims the Canadian-born suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing Jeff Neville multiple times.
The claims are attributed to NBC’s News’ investigative journalist Tom Winter.
The state police have confirmed that the FBI is investigating the attack. MLive