Man arrested for Michigan Airport stabbing 'tried and failed to buy a gun'

Man arrested for Michigan Airport stabbing 'tried and failed to buy a gun'

Montreal Police went to the former home of Amor Ftouhi

Friday, June 23, 2017

The man arrested for stabbing a police officer at a Michigan Airport had previously tried to buy a gun, officials claim.

A police officer at Bishop International Airport was stabbed in the neck on Wednesday (June 21) and the incident has been described as a terror attack.

Court documents claim the attacker shouted Allahu Akbar before the stabbing and then shouted Allah multiple times.

Amor Ftouhi was then arrested and charged with one count of committing an act of violence, The Express Tribune said.

The 49-year-old has been remanded in prison ahead of a hearing scheduled to take place next week.

Investigators found that the knife used in the attack was allegedly bought by Ftouhi after he arrived in the US earlier this month. He is also said to have failed in his attempt to acquire a gun.

At a federal court hearing it was said that Ftouhi has lived in Canada for 10 years and he was described as a Canadian and Tunisian citizen. The man is also said to have worked as a truck driver and is married with three children

The police officer injured in the incident was Lieutenant Jeff Neville and reports state that he is in a stable condition.