Police officer stabbed in Michigan airport attack

2017-06-21 20:01
(Dominic Adams, AP)

(Dominic Adams, AP)

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Chicago - A police officer was stabbed at a Michigan airport on Wednesday, officials said, in what US authorities were reportedly investigating as a possible terror attack.

A suspect was taken into custody following the attack at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, the airport posted on Facebook.

NBC News reported that the man stabbed the officer multiple times while shouting "Allahu Akbar," and that the incident was being probed as a possible terrorist attack.

"The police officer assaulted is in stable condition," the airport authorities said. "The man has been taken into custody and is currently being questioned".

No passengers were harmed in the assault, according to the airport which remained closed until further notice.

Michigan State Police said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in charge of the scene, while the airport tweeted that local and state agencies were also on site.

NBC cited law enforcement officials as saying the suspect was from Quebec and has a Canadian passport.

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