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A police officer has been stabbed in the back and neck at an airport in the Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, police say. It is likely terrorism related.
The officer is in hospital recovering. “Please keep the officer in your prayers,” said Michigan State Police on Twitter.
The airport has been evacuated and additional officers have been stationed at city hall, officials say. Local media report that the officer is Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who is now in a stable condition.
A witness at the airport said he saw the cop on his knees, bleeding form the neck. “The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,’ said Ken Brown. ‘I said they need to get him a towel.”
One suspect is in custody, and is currently being looked into for terrorism relations. The incident took place shortly after 09:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday.
The FBI are leading the investigation, in partnership with airport and local law enforcement agencies.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said in a statement: “My thoughts and prayers are with all of our law enforcement officers who work to service and protect us each and every day. I want the public to know that several agencies are involved and working to ensure the situation is under control.”
We are taking extra precautions just to be safe, she added.
BREAKING: FBI investigating stabbing of police officer at Flint, Michigan, airport as possible act of terrorism, NBC News has confirmed
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 21, 2017
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