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Doctors: Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering well

25 June 2017

Gelios said Ftouhi tried, but failed, to purchase a gun in the U.S. He declined to say where he tried to buy it.

Flint Bishop Airport has heightened security on Thursday, June 22, following the stabbing of Lieutenant Jeff Neville inside the airport on Wednesday.

The knife "was probably very, very close to severing his major artery and nerve", Scholten said today, adding that it could have also severed "his windpipe and digestive system". The blade just missed Neville's main blood vessel to the brain by millimeters, doctors reported. They said Ftouhi yelled "Allahu Akbar", meaning "God is great" in Arabic, pulled out a large knife and stabbed Neville in the neck in a public area of the airport around 9:45 a.m.

Amor Ftouhi managed to purchase a knife.

Neville was stabbed in the neck Wednesday at Bishop International Airport in Flint, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit.

The FBI said it believes the attack was motivated from an intense hatred for the US, and a "variety of other things", according to Gelios.

A detention hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 at United States District Court for the Eastern District of MI courthouse.

According to the FBI, Ftouhi said something similar to "you have killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die".

Forty-nine-year-old Amor Ftouhi, a Canadian from Tunisia, is charged in the attack.

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Neville, 49, who is now alert and awake, fought off his attacker for a minute as other police assisted in subduing the suspect.

Canadian police say they responded to a request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and raided an apartment in Montreal where Ftouhi is thought to have lived.

Authorities, meanwhile, say they are trying to learn why Ftouhi drove to Flint's airport and attacked Neville, who was in uniform.

Fluent in French, Ftouhi is a married father of three who worked as a trucker until two weeks ago and called Canada his home the last 10 years.

He legally entered the USA through NY on June 16.

Ftouhi asked an officer who subdued him why he did not kill him, according to the criminal complaint.

Bishop International Airport posted on Facebook that passengers were safe and were being told to check for flight delays or cancellations.

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