FBI Investigating Flint Airport Stabbing As Possible Act Of Terrorism

Updated during 8:15 p.m. ET

The FBI is questioning Wednesday’s stabbing of a military officer during a Flint, Mich., general airfield as a probable act of terrorism, a group says.

The assailant has been identified as Amor M. Ftouhi of Quebec. He allegedly stabbed a uniformed military officer in a neck Wednesday morning during Bishop International Airport, call an depletion and shutdown of a airport.

Lt. Jeff Neville was in acceptable condition after being upgraded from critical, airfield military arch Chris Miller pronounced during a late afternoon news conference. Neville is with a Bishop Airport Authority.

Ftouhi, 49, referenced killings in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and yelled “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great,” before aggressive Neville, according to a matter released by a U.S. Attorney in a Eastern District of Michigan.

FBI Special Agent in Charge David Gelios pronounced that while a conflict is being investigated as an act of terrorism, officials have no information about a”wider plot.”

“At this time we perspective him as a lone-wolf attacker,” Gelios said. “We have no information to advise any training.”

Ftouhi is charged with committing an act of assault during an airport, that carries a limit chastisement of adult to 20 years in prison.

Airport arch Miller pronounced that even after being stabbed, Neville fought with Ftouhi before other officers intervened to help. According to a rapist censure filed after a attack, Ftouhi allegedly asked one officer “why he did not kill him.”

Officials quoted by The Washington Post contend Ftouhi entered a United States from Canada on Jun 16, in New York, before nearing in Flint.

After a attack, a city of Flint was put on alert.

Michigan Radio reports that there were additional military officers stationed around City Hall.

And Flint Mayor Karen Weaver pronounced in a matter “that several agencies are concerned and operative to safeguard a conditions is underneath control. However, during this time we are holding additional precautions only to be safe.”

WDIV reports a airfield reopened during 4:15 p.m. internal time Wednesday.

The airfield asked travelers to check with their airline – not a airport’s website –regarding a standing of flights.

The White House pronounced Wednesday that Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert briefed President Trump on a stabbing.