Police Officer Stabbed at Michigan Airport
A police officer was stabbed in the back and neck Wednesday at an airport in Flint, Mi., CNN reports.
The suspect is reportedly in custody and is being questions, officials said. The police officer, identified as Lt. Jeff Neville, is in stable condition. According to a spokesman with the Michigan State Police, he was stabbed on the public side of Bishop International Airport’s main terminal.
All passengers were evacuated and are safe, the airport posted on Facebook. Although the FBI is investigating whether the attack was an act of terrorism, the bureau said it believed it was an “isolated incident.”
“We are aware of reports that the attacker made statements immediately prior to or while attacking the officer, but it is too early to determine the nature of these alleged statements or whether or not this was an act of terrorism,” the FBI said.
The airport was closed but reopened this afternoon.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder responded via Twitter to the news, and requested prayer for the officer.
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
Bishop International Airport’s police department has six full-time and six part-time officers on staff. According to airport statistics, roughly 800,000 passengers arrived at or took flights from Bishop in 2016.