A retired police officer is in critical condition at a Michigan hospital after being stabbed by a man who yelled “Allahu Akbar.”
This is a breaking story. Updates on the Michigan terror attack will be posted here as they become available.
The attack took place this morning at the Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan. The officer was reportedly stabbed from behind by the man, who is now in custody.
The officer has been identified as Lt. Jeff Neville. He was stabbed repeatedly, and is now in critical condition but is stable. He is retired from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, and has worked security at the airport for a number of years. It is believed he was in uniform, and standing at his post at the top of an escalator when he was attacked. Here is a picture of Neville.
The suspect has not been identified, other than he is a Canadian citizen.
A police officer was stabbed in the neck on Wednesday at a Michigan airport by a Canadian-born suspect who yelled “Allahu Akbar” in a possible act of terrorism, according to NBC News.
Authorities say the officer, identified by local news outlets as Lt. Jeff Neville, is in stable condition.
A witness told the Flint Journal he was dropping off his daughter at Bishop International Airport when he saw the injured officer.
“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” Ken Brown told the newspaper. “I said they need to get him a towel.”
Brown said he saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground at the Flint airport. Sources told NBC News that the attack could be terror-related.