Cop Stabbed By Man Shouting Praises To Allah

From Express:
AN ALLEGED terrorist stabbed a police officer in his back and neck at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan.

The officer, named as Lieutenant Jeff Neville, was raced to hospital in a critical condition, according to Michigan State Police.

The FBI is leading the investigation into the horrific stabbing, which is being treated as a "potential terror attack", according to NBC.

Sources told the news organisation that the suspect shouted "Allahu Akbar", meaning "God is the greatest" in Arabic.

Horrified eyewitness Ken Brown said he saw the officer bleeding from his neck while dropping off his daughter at the airport.

He told local media: "The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck. I said they need to get him a towel."

The FBI said: "We are working with local law enforcement to determine the nature of the incident. No determination has been made at this point."

A spokesman for the airport said all passengers are safe and were being evacuated.

In a statement posted on Facebook, he added: "Please check with your airline for potential cancellations or delays.

"We will release more information as we have it."

Mayor Karen Weaver said extra police officers are being deploted around Flint City Hall following the horrific incident.

She added: "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."

Lieutenant Neville is now reported to be in a stable condition, while a Canadian-born man has been taken into custody.

It took place shortly after 9am local time (2pm UK time).

The name of the suspect has named by local media as 49-year-old Amor Ftouhi.

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