Canadian man in­dicted in of­fi­cer’s stab­bing at Flint air­port

The Western Star - - Canada -

A 49-year-old Canadian man has been in­dicted in the stab­bing of a po­lice of­fi­cer at an air­port in Flint, Mich.

The U.S. At­tor­ney’s of­fice in Detroit says Amor Ftouhi is ex­pected to be ar­raigned Wed­nes­day in fed­eral court in Flint on charges of com­mit­ting an act of vi­o­lence at an in­ter­na­tional air­port and in­ter­fer­ing with air­port se­cu­rity.

Ftouhi of Que­bec was ar­rested June 21 af­ter Lt. Jeff Neville was at­tacked at the air­port, north­west of Detroit.

Au­thor­i­ties say Ftouhi ref­er­enced killings in Syria, Iraq and Afghanista­n and yelled “Al­lahu Ak­bar,” the Ara­bic phrase for “God is great.”

The stab­bing oc­curred five days af­ter Ftouhi legally en­tered the U.S. at Cham­plain, N.Y.

The FBI said he bought a knife in the U.S.

Neville has been re­leased from a hos­pi­tal.

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