FLINT, MI — Investigators have identified the man they say attacked a police officer at Bishop Airport as Amor M. Ftouhi, a 50-year-old Canadian citizen. Ftouhi is from Montreal and came to the US legally. From what’s described below, it sounds like this guy came to the US on a mission to attack. The FBI is investigating this random stabbing as a terror attack. After reading what Ftouhi said before the stabbing, it’s hard to believe this wouldn’t be considered terrorism….
Federal prosecutors filed an affidavit Wednesday, June 21, supporting a criminal complaint of violence at an international airport in U.S. District Court in Flint.
The affidavit from FBI Special Agent Thomas M. Sondgeroth says an officer who observed the attack on police officer Jeff Neville told him Ftouhi used a large knife to stab the victim.
Ftouhi yelled “Allahu Akbar” before making the attack, according to the affidavit.
After stabbing the officer in the neck, Ftouhi continued to yell, “Allah,” several times, Sondgeroth’s statement says.
“He further exclaimed something similar to, ‘you have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die.’ ”
Ftouhi entered the first-floor lobby at Bishop at approximately 8:52 a.m. Wednesday, carrying a red duffle and dark satchel bag, traveling up an escalator before attacking Neville.
Witnesses described a horrific scene in which the officer fell to his knees while bleeding from the neck.
‘The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,’ said Ken Brown. ‘I said they need to get him a towel.’
Brown, who was dropping his daughter off at the airport at the time, said he also saw a man being detained not far from a dropped knife.
Another witness told WJRT that the knifeman’s face was ‘totally blank’ as he carried out the attack.
CNN reported that Neville, a lieutenant, was stabbed multiple times in both the neck and in the back. He was initially listed in critical condition but was later upgraded to stable condition.
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) June 21, 2017
Sondgeroth’s affidavit says the knife Ftouhi used had a green handle and a black serrated blade and was marked Amazon jungle Survival Knife. A photo below shows a knife very similar to the one the terrorist used to stab the police officer: