Michigan airport evacuated; officer seen bleeding

2017-06-21 19:07
Police officers gather at a terminal at Bishop International Airport in the American state of Michigan. (Dominic Adams, AP)

Police officers gather at a terminal at Bishop International Airport in the American state of Michigan. (Dominic Adams, AP)

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Flint - Officials on Wednesday evacuated an airport in Flint, Michigan, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground.

On Twitter, Michigan State Police say the officer is in critical condition and the FBI was leading the investigation.

Bishop International Airport posted on Facebook that passengers were safe and were being told to check for flight delays or cancellations.

Ken Brown tells The Flint Journal he was dropping off his daughter at the airport and saw the officer bleeding from his neck. He says he saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground.

"The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck," Brown said. "I said they need to get him a towel".

Cherie Carpenter, who was awaiting a flight to Texas to see her new grandchild, tells Flint TV station WJRT that she saw the attacker being led away in handcuffs. She described the man in custody as appearing "blank, just totally blank".


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