Stabbed in the neck? Who can it be now?
Airport in Flint, Michigan evacuated after stabbing
RT, June 21, 2017:
The Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, Michigan has been evacuated after a police officer was stabbed in the neck, local media report. The suspect is in custody, while the airport is closed until further notice.
All passengers are safe and have been evacuated, the airport said in a statement, urging flyers to check with their airlines for potential cancellations or delays.
The incident happened on the second floor of the main terminal, around 9:45 am local time on Wednesday, according to WNEM-TV.
“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” Ken Brown, who was dropping his daughter off at the airport, told MLive. “I said they need to get him a towel.”
Brown added that he saw a man getting detained by police, and a knife on the ground near the injured officer.Another witness, Cherie Carpenter, told WJRT-TV she saw the attacker’s face as he was being led away in handcuffs, and that it was “blank, just totally blank.”
The injured officer is in critical condition, according to Michigan State Police.
More than 20 police vehicles have responded to the incident, including Flint, Burton and Michigan State Police, local media reported. The FBI has taken the lead role in the investigation.
. The FBI is the lead agency in this incident. MSP is providing resources to our Federal and local partners as this scene progresses.
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 21, 2017
Police have been stationed around the Flint City Hall complex out of an abundance of caution, Mayor Karen Weaver said.
UPDATE: Mayor Weaver says Flint City Hall on "heightened security" in connection to Bishop Airport stabbing pic.twitter.com/TN3GN1AiL1
— NBC25 / FOX66 News (@nbc25fox66) June 21, 2017
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