Attacker Stabs Police Officer in Neck at Mich. Airport in ‘Possible Terrorist’ Act

Report: Suspect shouted 'Allahu Akbar'

Police officers gather at terminal at Bishop International Airport, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. / AP


A police officer at the airport in Flint, Mich. was stabbed in the neck Wednesday in what authorities are looking at as a possible act of terrorism.

Around 9:45 a.m., the still unidentified stabber attacked Jeff Neville, a retired county sheriff now working for Bishop International Airport Public Safety. The suspect is now in custody, and Neville has been rushed to a local hospital. He is in stable condition, according to Michigan State Police.

The FBI is heading the investigation and looking at the stabbing as a "possible terrorist attack," local media reports.

Michigan State Police announced in a tweet that they were also on the scene of the stabbing and that the airport had been evacuated.

"The officer is in critical condition. Please keep the officer in your prayers," they urged.

NBC's Tom Winter reported that the attacker was Canadian-born and yelled "Allahu Akbar," Arabic for "God is great."

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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