An officer was attacked at a Michigan’s Bishop Airport by a Canadian man shouting “Allahu Akbar”. The FBI is now investigating the stabbing as a “possible act of terror”.
Lieutenant Jeff Neville, a retired officer of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, was stabbed multiple times, including in the neck.
Neville was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but since receiving surgery, his condition has been stable.
Sources told WJRT that Neville was at his post at the top of a set of escalators at the airport Wednesday morning when he was attacked from behind with a knife similar to a Bowie knife.
Police say a suspect has been taken into custody but they have not released his name.
A witness at the airport told MLive that he saw the cop on his knees, bleeding form the neck.
‘The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,’ said Ken Brown. ‘I said they need to get him a towel.’
Brown, who was dropping his daughter off at the airport at the time, said he also saw a man being detained not far from a dropped knife.
The airport reported via Facebook that the passengers were safe and were being evacuated.
“Please check with your airline for potential cancellations or delays. We will release more information as we have it,” the statement read.
The airport has been closed with the investigation is going.
Flint City Hall is also under heightened security.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said:
“Right now we are still awaiting more information about the situation at Bishop Airport this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with all of our law enforcement officers who work to service and protect us each and every day. I want the public to know that several agencies are involved and working to ensure the situation is under control. However, at this time we are taking extra precautions just to be safe.”
We don’t need a lot more evidence than what the man was shouting to know this was a terrorist attack.
What do you think?