Flint, MI - Lieutenant Jeff Neville was stabbed in the neck in a terrorist attack at Bishop International Airport on Wednesday morning, prompting an evacuation of the airport.
MLive reports that the officer was stabbed in the neck and is in critical condition following the attack. A witness told MLive that they saw the suspect detained with a knife nearby and an officer on his knees bleeding from the neck.
Other witnesses reported that the attacker was shouting "Allahu Akbar" as he ambushed Lt. Jeff Neville from behind, indicating that this was a radical Islamic terrorist attack. The FBI is investigating this as a terrorist attack.
The attacker, who has not been identified, is a Canadian national.
The entire airport has been evacuated at this time and nobody else was reported being injured.
Governor Rick Snyder issued a statement over Twitter which said, "As we wait to learn more about the incident at Bishop Airport, please keep the attacked officer in your thoughts & prayers."
Bishop international airport is closed until further notice.
"Right now we are still awaiting more information about the situation at Bishop Airport this morning," Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. "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. However, at this time we are taking extra precautions just to be safe."
Lt. Jeff Neville has worked with the airport authority since 2006, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has been a police officer with the Bishop International Airport since 2001, and prior to that he was a deputy with the Genesee County Sheriff's Department.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this hero an his family as he fight for his life.
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