FBI: Flint Airport Attack Was An 'Act of Terror'

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 16:  Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint on May 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Waiting times at the checkpoints today have been reported to be as long 2 hours. The long lines have been blamed for flight delays and a large number of passengers missing flights completely.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The FBI says the stabbing of a police officer at a Flint airport is being investigated as an "act of terror," carried out by a man who yelled "Allahu Akbar" before attacking the officer in the neck with a 12-inch Amazon Jungle Survival Knife.

"Suffice to say, he has a hatred for the United States," Detroit's FBI Chief David Gelios said of the suspect, who was subdued by law enforcement and taken into custody.

The suspect is 50-year-old Amor Ftouhi of Canada, who was charged in U.S. District Court today with committing a violent act in an airport, which carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison. He is temporarily locked up pending a detention hearing, set for June 28 at 2:30 p.m. in Flint federal court. More


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