“‘ALLAHU AKBAR’: Stabbing attack at Flint airport by Canadian being investigated as act of terror, FBI says” -Fox News

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Summary: ” Police officers gather together at a terminal at Bishop International Airport, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. As we wait to learn more about the incident at Bishop Airport, please keep the attacked officer in your thoughts & prayers. Constantin said Canada condemns this “heinous, and cowardly act,” and that “our thoughts and sympathies are with the officer and his loved ones.”   The stabbing of a police officer at a Michigan airport Wednesday by a Canadian citizen who yelled “Allahu Akbar” and referenced people being killed in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan is being investigated by the FBI as an act of terrorism, officials said. (Shannon Millard/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP) Ken Brown told The Flint Journal he was dropping off of his daughter at the airport, and saw the officer bleeding from his neck. He said once he got there, he “tried to assess, and work with unexpected emergency situation management and emergency response teams from the sheriff’s department, kind of trying to see what was going on.” The FBI added in the criminal complaint that Ftouhi asked an officer who subdued him why he did not kill him. The FBI said this is believed to be an isolated incident and that there was “nothing to suggest a wider plot.”   (LinkedIn) A White House official confirmed to Fox News that President Trump has been briefed on the stabbing. “I said they need to have access to him a towel.” Genesee County Commissioner Mark Young, a personal friend of Neville, called him “an honorable man” whom he worked with at the county Sheriff’s Department, according to MLive. Genesee County Commissioner Mark Young, a personal friend of Neville’s who retired from the Genesee County sheriff’s office in 1997, said Neville left that department two years at the end of him. Neville was a lieutenant with the airport’s police department, said Young, who held a meeting with the victim’s family, and at the hospital today. He legally entered the U.S., and went to a restroom prior to dropping both of his bags, coming out with a knife and yelling “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase, for “God is great,” before stabbing Officer Jeff Neville in the neck. Gelios said at a news conference Amor Ftouhi, a 50-year-old Canadian citizen, entered Bishop International Airport in Flint around 9:45 a.m. Michigan State Police talk outside of Bishop International Airport, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich.”

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