Michigan Airport Stabbing; Officer Stabbed In Possible Terror Attack
An officer for Bishop International Airport was stabbed Wednesday in a possible terror-related incident in Flint, Michigan. The attacker allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” before stabbing Lieutenant Jeff Neville.
Neville is a member of the airport’s Department of Public Safety and a retired Genesee County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant.
In a statement released by the FBI, officials said it is still too early to determine what motivated the attack, but that they were questioning the suspect.
“We are aware of reports that the attacker made statements immediately prior to or while attacking the officer, but it is too early to determine the nature of these alleged statements or whether or not this was an act of terrorism,” the statement reads.
Officials said that they believe the attack was an isolated incident and that there is “no specific, credible” threat to the Flint community.
Michigan State Police initially tweeted that the officer was in critical condition. Just after 1 p.m., officials confirmed Neville was out of surgery and was upgraded to stable condition.
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