Flint Airport Evacuated After Police Officer Stabbed

A suspect has been taken into FBI custody after a police officer was stabbed Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan.

Lt. Jeff Neville of the airport’s Department of Public Safety is in stable condition after undergoing surgery, a Michigan State Police spokeswoman told HuffPost. The on-duty officer was rushed to a local hospital after being stabbed in the neck and back, according to CNN.

The FBI, which is leading the investigation, said it believes the attack was an “isolated incident” and that there is no threat to the Flint community.

The agency said it’s too early to determine the suspect’s motive. The suspect, whose identity has not been released, is undergoing questioning, according to a statement issued by the agency.

NBC News reported that the suspect is from Quebec, Canada. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that authorities were looking at terrorism as a possible motive for the attack and were investigating witness reports alleging the suspect said “Allahu akbar” during the incident.

“We are aware of reports that the attacker made statements immediately prior to or while attacking the officer, but it is too early to determine the nature of these alleged statements or whether or not this was an act of terrorism,” the FBI said in its statement.

President Donald Trump has been briefed on incident, a White House spokeswoman confirmed to HuffPost.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) requested community members keep the attacked officer in their thoughts and prayers.

Bishop International Airport posted on its Facebook page that all passengers had been safely evacuated and that the airport remains closed until further notice. Travelers are encouraged to check with airlines for potential cancellations or delays.

The small, regional airport is located roughly 65 miles northwest of Detroit.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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