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Terrorist Attack in Michigan: Police Officer Stabbed in the Neck; Attacker Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’

Lt. Jeff Neville was stabbed at Flint, Michigan airport by man shouting "Allahu Akbar."

Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan has been evacuated and is shut down after a police officer was stabbed repeatedly in the neck by a man who witnesses say shouted, “Allahu Akbar.” The officer, identified by Michigan State Police as Jeff Neville, is a lieutenant with the airport police. He was initially said to be in critical condition but his condition has now been upgraded to stable. Neville is also a retired Genesee County Sheriff deputy.

The suspect is in custody and is reportedly from Canada and was carrying a Canadian passport, though his name has not yet been released.

One of the witnesses of the aftermath was Ken Brown, who was dropping off his daughter at the airport. Speaking with The Flint Journal, Brown said he saw the officer on his knees bleeding from his neck and the suspect detained by police.

A woman by the name of Cherie Carpenter witnessed police escorting the attacker out of the airport in handcuffs. Describing the way he looked, Carpenter said he looked “blank, just totally blank.”

Though witnesses say the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” while stabbing Lt. Neville, the FBI is still searching for a motive.

In addition to the airport being closed and evacuated, police in Flint have been stationed around City Hall though it does remain open.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

 

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