In what will most likely be verified as an act of terrorism, a police officer at a Michigan airport was stabbed in the neck with a knife immediately after the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar!” A witness recounted his shock at the scene via Michigan Live:
“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” said Ken Brown, who was dropping his daughter off at the airport. “I said they need to get him a towel.”
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The Canadian-born suspect was has been detained and the FBI is set to give an on camera update on the suspect and victim within the next hour, according to Michigan Live journalist Dominic Adams.
Mote via NY Daily:
Brown said he saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground at the Flint airport.
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.”
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.
Flint officials have stationed police officers around City Hall out of caution following the attack a few miles away.