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Officer stabbed during Flint airport attack out of hospital

Burton Police Officers gather at Bishop International Airport, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich.
Burton Police Officers gather at Bishop International Airport, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. (Shannon Millard/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

FLINT, Mich. – The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act has been discharged from a hospital.

A spokeswoman for Hurley Medical Center says Lt. Jeff Neville was released Monday.

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Neville was stabbed Wednesday at Bishop International Airport in Flint, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) northwest of Detroit. Authorities have said 49-year-old Amor Ftouhi stabbed Neville with a large knife after saying something similar to “you have killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die.”

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Ftouhi, a Canadian from Tunisia, was immediately taken into custody and was charged in a criminal complaint with committing violence at an airport.

Doctors have said Neville’s 12-inch wound caused significant bleeding but narrowly missed major arteries and a nerve.

 

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