Flint airport attack: Man accused of stabbing officer denied bond

A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, will remain in jail while his case proceeds.

Joan Morgan, an attorney for Amor Ftouhi didn't object to the government's request that he stay in jail. She told a federal judge Wednesday that the 49-year-old defendant from Montreal would be held by U.S. immigration authorities even if granted bond in the criminal case.

Morgan declined to comment to reporters. Ftouhi wore a medical mask over his mouth and twice mumbled words as he entered court.

FBI Detroit spokesman Tim Wiley, center, walks over to brief the media at Bishop International Airport, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. Officials evacuated the airport Wednesday, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground. Authorities say the injured officer's condition is improving. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

FBI Detroit spokesman Tim Wiley, center, walks over to brief the media at Bishop International Airport, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. Officials evacuated the airport Wednesday, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground. Authorities say the injured officer's condition is improving. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP) (The Flint Journal, MLive.com Jake May)

FLINT AIRPORT OFFICER STABBED DURING ATTACK OUT OF HOSPITAL

He is charged with committing violence at the Flint airport by stabbing Lt. Jeff Neville in the neck last week.

Ftouhi is a native of Tunisia. Police say he yelled "Allahu akbar," the Arabic phrase for "God is great."

Click here for more from Fox 2.