Man accused in Flint airport stabbing to appear in court

Flint airport attacker in court

The man accused of stabbing an airport police officer last month will appear in court this afternoon after being indicted by a federal grand jury, a court spokesman said.

Amor Ftouhi faces a charge of charge of committing a violent act in an airport, which carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison. He is behind bars without bond.

The incident is being investigated as an act of terror.

Ftouhi is believed to have acted alone in the attack that injured Lt. Jeff Neville at the Bishop International Airport on June 21.

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Officials said Ftouhi yelled “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “God is great” in Arabic, pulled out a large knife and stabbed Neville in the neck in a public area of the airport.

Ftouhi, 49, is a married father of three children, who worked on and off as a truck driver and indicated he had no mental health problems, according to information released during his initial appearance in court last month.

He was born in Tunisia and had citizenship there and in Canada. Ftouhi lived in Montreal and came to the U.S. legally last month. Officials said he entered the U.S. through New York on June 16 and drove to Michigan.

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