- A police officer was attacked with a knife at Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan Wednesday morning
- The officer involved has been identified as Lt. Jeff Neville
- Neville was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but is now stable
- Police say they have a suspect in custody, but they have not released his name
- Sources told NBC News that the suspect is Canadian and shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before stabbing Neville
- FBI is investigating the incident as a ‘possible act of terrorism,’ sources added
A Canadian man yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ repeatedly stabbed the officer including in the neck at the airport on Wednesday morning, according to witnesses.
The saying means ‘God is great’ in Arabic, and is often shouted by Islamic terrorists before attacks or suicide bombings.
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The police officer involved in the incident has been identified as Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who is retired from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department.
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.
Neville was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but his condition has since improved to stable after coming out of surgery.
Police say a suspect has been taken into custody but they have not released his name.