Friday, June 23, 2017

Man Who Stabbed Police Officer In Michigan Airport Is Canadian Muslim

The attacker armed with a knife that stabbed a Flint airport police officer Wednesday morning has been identified as Canadian resident Amor M. Ftouhi. 

The officer, Lt. Jeff Neville was stabbed in the neck, by Ftouhi, and was critically injured but has now been upgraded to satisfactory condition. Ftouhi was arrested at the scene by Neville, helped by another police member, a fire department member and a maintenance worker. 

Ftouhi appeared in a Flint federal court tonight and heard the charges against him. He was then given a court appointed attorney, according to the Associated Press. 

The FBI, in a press conference Wednesday afternoon, is considering it a lone wolf terror attack at Bishop International Airport. Special Agent in Charge David P. Gelios said that Ftouhi was yelling “Allahu Akbar” as he randomly approached Neville and began stabbing him at about 9:45 a.m. 

“The suspect said (during the stabbing) ‘You have killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and we are all going to die,'” Gelios said, adding that the knife Ftouhi used was a 12-inch knife with an 8-inch serrated blade. 

Ftouhi is described as a 49-year-old man from Quebec, who entered the country on June 16 from Lake Champlain, New York. He has no known ties or connection to the Flint area and did not have an airline ticket when he entered the airport. The FBI is investigating how he entered the country and said that Canadian investigators are working cooperatively on the case across the border.   Read more.....
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