Airport police officer stabbed in possible terror attack

Officers gather at Bishop International Airport, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. Officials evacuated the airport after an officer was stabbed Wednesday.  (Shannon Millard/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
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Officers gather at Bishop International Airport, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. Officials evacuated the airport after an officer was stabbed Wednesday. (Shannon Millard/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

Credit: Shannon Millard

Credit: Shannon Millard

An airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, was stabbed Wednesday morning, prompting officials to evacuate the airport and launch an investigation into whether the attack was terror-related.

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Officials at Bishop International Airport said an officer was in stable condition after he was stabbed at the airport Wednesday morning. Michigan State Police earlier said he was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

A suspect was in custody, although the person was not immediately identified.

Update: The stabbing incident at the airport remains under FBI led investigation. Local, state, and federal agencies are...

Posted by Bishop International Airport on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The FBI is investigating whether the attack was terror-related,  WJRT reported.

A law enforcement official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that witnesses reported hearing the suspect saying "Allahu akbar," the Islamic phrase for "God is great" during the attack.

A witness told MLive.com that he saw an officer bleeding at the airport before it was evacuated around 9:40 a.m. local time.

"The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck," witness Ken brown told the news website. "I said they need to get him a towel."

Michigan State Police identified the injured officer as Lt. Jeff Neville, according to MLive.com.

No other injuries were reported.

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