Report: Flint Airport Stabbing of Officer Probed as Terrorism




Investigators have identified the man they say attacked a police officer at Bishop Airport yesterday as Amor M. Ftouhi, a 50-year-old Canadian citizen.

The affidavit from FBI Special Agent Thomas M. Sondgeroth says an officer who observed the attack on police officer LT 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.

Ftouhi entered the first-floor lobby at the Bishop Airport at approximately 8:52 a.m. Wednesday, carrying a red duffle and dark satchel bag, traveling up an escalator and spending roughly 20 minutes at the airport restaurant before attacking Neville, officials said. Before he stabbed the lieutenant in the neck, Fthoui entered a restroom with his luggage and left approximately 30 seconds later, carrying no bags.

It was then that he allegedly walked up to the officer, yelled  "Allahu Akbar" -- "Allah is the greatest" -- and stabbed him in the neck. After stabbing the officer in the neck, Ftouhi continued to yell, "Allah," several times, followed by something similar to, "You have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die," the FBI's criminal complaint said.

Ftouhi is scheduled to appear next in Flint U.S. District Court on Wednesday, June 28 at 2:30 p.m. He is currently detained in the Genesee County Jail.











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