Here is what we know so far
Earlier today an off duty officer was stabbed multiple times in the neck at a Michigan airport. It has not been confirmed at this time what the motives behind the attack are but terrorism is suspected. Scroll down for details
The stabbing of a police officer at a Michigan airport on Wednesday is being investigated by the FBI as a possible terror attack, officials said.
Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, was evacuated after Officer Jeff Neville was stabbed in the neck. He’s currently listed as being in stable condition, according to Michigan State Police.
The suspect is in custody and is being questioned, authorities say.
Ken Brown tells The Flint Journal he was dropping off his daughter at the airport and saw the officer bleeding from his neck. He says he saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground.
“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” Brown said. “I said they need to get him a towel.”
Cherie Carpenter, who was awaiting a flight to Texas to see her new grandchild, tells Flint TV station WJRT she saw the attacker being led away in handcuffs. She described the man in custody as appearing “blank, just totally blank.”
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
Genesee County Commissioner Mark Young, a friend of Neville, called him “an honorable man” whom he worked with at the county Sheriff’s Department, according to MLive.
Neville was a lieutenant with the airport’s police department, said Young, who met with the victim’s family and at the hospital today.
“As expected, they are shook up. They are concerned,” he told MLive.
The FBI is the lead agency on the scene. State police troopers, along with ATF agents, are also at the airport investigating.
The airport remains closed until further notice.
As soon as we learn more we will be posting updates. Prayers for the officer and his family.