A police officer is in critical condition after he was stabbed multiple times Wednesday by an apparent jihadi at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich.
A Canadian-born suspect has been detained by authorities related to the stabbing of officer Jeff Neville in the neck and back. The suspect reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar,” an Islamic war cry, before proceeding to stab the Michigan State Police officer, Lt. Jeff Neville.
According to his Linkedin page, Neville has been an officer at the airport since 2001. Before then, he was a deputy sheriff at the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, patrolling the area in southwest New York from 1982-1999. Overall, Neville has served the state of Michigan for 35 years.
A witness to the stabbing, Ken Brown, told M Live, "The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck. I said they need to get him a towel." Brown added that he saw the armed assailant taken to the ground by police.
The FBI has taken over the investigation and is looking at the stabbing as a possible act of terrorism. The FBI usually takes the lead in all cases with a possible connection to terrorism.
A Michigan State Police official told CNN that it appeared the suspect deliberately targeted police.
The FBI is the lead agency in this incident. MSP is providing resources to our Federal and local partners as this scene progresses.
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 21, 2017Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has urged the public to keep Officer Neville in their thoughts.
As we wait to learn more about the incident at Bishop Airport, please keep the attacked officer in your thoughts & prayers.
— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) June 21, 2017
And the state police has urged the public to remain vigilant as authorities investigate the situation.
As we continue to monitor the situation at Bishop Airport, please remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to MSP or local police. pic.twitter.com/dtUvLiXHNs
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 21, 2017
As of this writing, the suspect's name has not been revealed.
Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.
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