CRIME

The Latest: Canadian man indicted in Flint airport stabbing

The Latest on the indictment of a Canadian man charged in the stabbing of a police officer at a Flint airport (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

A Canadian man repeated the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" prior to being arraigned for a knife attack on a police officer at an international airport in Flint.

The Flint Journal reports that Amor Ftouhi (ah-MOOR' fuh-TOO'-ee) repeated "God is great" in Arabic several times Wednesday in federal court in Flint.

"Allahu akbar" also was yelled when Lt. Jeff Neville was stabbed June 21 at the airport, northwest of Detroit.

Ftouhi was indicted Wednesday on charges of committing an act of violence at an international airport and interfering with airport security.

The native of Tunisia lived in Quebec. The stabbing occurred five days after Ftouhi legally entered the U.S.

Neville has been released from a hospital and on Tuesday took part in a Flint-area Independence Day parade.

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3:15 p.m.

A 49-year-old Canadian man has been indicted in the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Flint.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit says Amor Ftouhi (ah-MOOR' fuh-TOO'-ee) was arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Flint on charges of committing an act of violence at an international airport and interfering with airport security.

Ftouhi, a native of Tunisia who lived in Quebec was arrested June 21 after Lt. Jeff Neville was attacked at the airport, northwest of Detroit.

Authorities say Ftouhi referenced killings in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and yelled "Allahu Akbar," the Arabic phrase for "God is great."

The stabbing occurred five days after Ftouhi legally entered the U.S. The FBI said he bought a knife in the U.S.

Neville has been released from a hospital.