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Police officer stabbed in neck at Michigan airport by suspect who yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ in possible act of terrorism

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A police officer was stabbed in the neck on Wednesday at a Michigan airport by a Canadian-born suspect who yelled “Allahu Akbar” in a possible act of terrorism, according to NBC News.

Authorities say the officer, identified by local news outlets as Lt. Jeff Neville, is in stable condition.

A witness told the Flint Journal he was dropping off his daughter at Bishop International Airport when he saw the injured officer.

“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” Ken Brown told the newspaper. “I said they need to get him a towel.”

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Brown said he saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground at the Flint airport. Sources told NBC News that the attack could be terror-related.

Lt. Jeff Neville was stabbed in the neck Wednesday at Bishop International Airport. He is in stable condition.

Lt. Jeff Neville was stabbed in the neck Wednesday at Bishop International Airport. He is in stable condition.

(VIA LINKEDIN)

The FBI said in a statement that “it is too early” to determine whether or not it was an act of terrorism.

The suspect is from Quebec and has a Canadian passport, law enforcement officials told NBC News.

Witnesses describe seeing a man led away in handcuffs by police. The terminal was evacuated at approximately 9:40 a.m., according to the Journal.

“All passengers are safe and are being evacuated at this time,” the airport said in a statement on Facebook. “Please check with your airline for potential cancellations or delays.”

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Police officers gather at a terminal at Bishop International Airport following Wednesday’s attack.

(DOMINIC ADAMS/AP)

At least 20 police vehicles from several agencies responded to the incident, according to the newspaper. The FBI is leading the investigation into the stabbing.

A witness at the scene said the suspect had a husky build and a “blank” look on his face.

Cherie Carpenter tells WJRT she saw the attacker’s face. She was awaiting a flight to Texas to see her new grandchild.

Flint officials have stationed police officers around City Hall out of caution following the attack a few miles away.

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Travelers sit outside a terminal at Bishop International Airport on Wednesday following an attack on a police officer.

(SHANNON MILLARD/AP)

Lt. Neville is a former member of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, according to his Linkedin page.

Mayor Karen Weaver said “the situation is under control” but officials sought to take “extra precautions.” The municipal building remains open.

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of our law enforcement officers who work to service and protect us each and every day,” the mayor said in a statement, according to Click on Detroit.

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1 Comment

  1. Lisa Hawks

    June 22, 2017 at 6:39 am

    why don’t they just say it? it is terrorism pure and simple

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