Flint airport stabbing investigated as 'act of terror'

NOW: Flint airport stabbing investigated as ’act of terror’


FLINT, Mich. - A stabbing at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan is being investigated as an act of terror.

The FBI says 50-year-old Amor Ftouhi, a Canadian citizen, stabbed an officer in the back and neck Wednesday morning.

Officials say Ftouhi was outside the TSA screening area at the time of the attack. They say he had a roughly 12-inch knife with an 8-inch serrated blade, and said "You killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. We're all going to die," before stabbing the officer.

That officer has been identified as Lt. Jeff Neville, an officer with the airport authority.

A spokesperson for Michigan State Police says Neville is in stable condition at the hospital. He is expected to fully recover.

Officials say Neville continued to fight Ftouhi after he was stabbed. They say he was able to stop the attack and put Ftouhi in handcuffs.

An FBI spokesperson says the agency believes this is an isolated incident.

The airport was evacuated but has now been reopened.

No passengers were injured.

Share this article: