Terror On The Tarmac! Officer STABBED In Neck At Michigan Airport

FBI Treating Stabbing Of Michigan Officer As Act Of Terrorism

Jun. 21 2017, Updated 6:38 p.m. ET

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FBI agents are investigating the stabbing of a cop at a Michigan airport as an act of terrorism, has learned.

The officer, identified as Lt. Jeff Neville, was stabbed in the back and neck Wednesday, at Bishop International Airport in Flint. He’s currently in stable condition and recovering at a nearby hospital.

The suspect is in custody and being questioned, according to authorities. Witnesses say the man shouted, “Allah Akbar” repeatedly as he stabbed the officer. The saying means "God is great" in Arabic, and is often shouted by Islamic terrorists before attacks.

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In a statement, the FBI said it is working to determine the suspect's motive.

"The FBI, with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, is jointly investigating this incident to determine the nature and motive for the attack,” the statement reads. "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.


"Based on the information that we have at this time, we believe this to be an isolated incident. We currently have no specific, credible information that there is a threat to the Flint community."

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