Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Canadian Charged in US Airport Attack Investigated as Terror

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Canadian Charged in US Airport Attack Investigated as Terror

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FLINT, Mich. * A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck Wednesday at a Michigan airport, and he referred to people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials said.

Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Quebec, was immediately taken into custody. A criminal complaint charging him with committing violence at an airport says Ftouhi asked an officer who subdued him why the officer didn't kill him.

The attack at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., is being investigated as an act of terrorism, but authorities have no indication at this time that the suspect was involved in a "wider plot," said FBI Special Agent in Charge David Gelios.

"At this time we view him as a lone-wolf attacker," Gelios said. …

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