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Michigan airport attacker yelled 'Allahu Akbar' before stabbing officer

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By Euronews
Michigan airport attacker yelled 'Allahu Akbar' before stabbing officer

The FBI are treating the stabbing of a police officer at Michigan’s Bishop airport in Flint as an act of terrorism.

Canadian police have carried out a search at the suspect’s home in Montreal – he’s been named as 50-year-old Amor Ftouhi. Two others have have been arrested in connection with the attack.

FBI agent David Gelios said the suspect appeared to be a lone wolf attacker.

“What we do know is that Mr. Ftouhi entered the airport, he spent a little time on the first level. He was carrying baggage. He went into a restroom. He spent a little time in the restroom, dropped both bags and came out. Pulled out a knife, yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ and stabbed Lt. Neville in the neck.”

Lieutenant Jeff Neville was knifed in the neck and back while on duty at the airport. It’s said he managed to wrestle his attacker before helping to take him into custody. The officer is in a stable condition after undergoing surgery.