Incident Summary:

06/21/2017: An assailant armed with a knife stabbed Lieutenant Jeff Neville at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, United States. Neville, a police officer, was injured in the attack. Amor Ftouhi claimed responsibility for the incident and made statements about deaths caused by the United States government in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan during the attack.

GTD ID:
201706210022

When:
2017-06-21

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Michigan

City:
Flint

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Bishop International Airport.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Bishop International Airport Police
Specific Description Officer: Lieutenant Jeff Neville
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A 12-inch knife was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Government extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Police Officer Stabbed at Airport in Michigan," New York Times, June 21, 2017."
"Michigan airport stabbing attack investigated as possible act of terrorism, FBI says," Washington Post, June 21, 2017."
"US police officer stabbed at Michigan airport in suspected 'terror' attack," Middle East Eye, June 21, 2017."