Stabbing at Flint Airport being investigated as act of terrorism

Published: Jun. 21, 2017 at 11:12 AM MDT
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Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan was evacuated Wednesday around 9 a.m. after officials say a police officer was stabbed. It remained closed as of mid-day Wednesday.

Sources say Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who retired from the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, was stabbed in the neck and is listed in stable condition. Multiple sources say Neville was at his post at the top of the escalators at the airport when he was attacked from behind with a larger knife, similar to a Bowie knife.

Numerous local law enforcement agencies are all on the scene at the airport. The FBI has taken the lead on the investigation. The incident is being investigated as terrorism.

The airport says all passengers are safe. At one point, there were more than 100 people standing on the sidewalk outside the terminal.

Travelers should check with their airlines for possible delays or cancellations.

Flint City Hall and the Flint Police Department is on lock down as a precaution. Police Chief Tim Johnson did this to be safe, but is letting the FBI handle the situation. Johnson put mass transit in the area on notice, but they are running normally as this time.