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Police officer critically injured in incident at Michigan airport

  • A police officer is in critical condition after an incident Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, the Associated Press reported.
  • CNN reported on Wednesday that an airport police officer was stabbed in the neck, according to Lieutenant David Kaiser, a spokesman for the Michigan State Police. The airport was evacuated and the suspect is reportedly in custody.
  • An official told CNN that the suspect is believed to have targeted law enforcement. Read more (6/21/17 12:20 PM)

Update: Man charged in Michigan airport stabbing tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun before the attack

  • The suspect behind Wednesday’s airport stabbing attack tried unsuccessfully to purchase a firearm before carrying out the attack in a Flint, Michigan, airport, officials said on Thursday, according to Reuters.
  • Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Quebec, Canada, the man charged in Wednesday’s stabbing attack, legally entered the U.S. from Canada on June 16, in Lake Champlain, New York.
  • Ftouhi, who holds duel Tunisian and Canadian citizenship, attempted to purchase a gun in the U.S. but was unsuccessful, according to Special Agent David Gelios of the FBI. The agency is investigating Wednesday’s attack as a terrorist act. Read more (6/23/17)