The man who stabbed an airport police officer outside of the TSA screening area at a Michigan airport yesterday has been identified as 49-year-old Canadian Amor Ftouhi.
Ftouhi is a resident of Canada but is originally from Tunisia, and is married with 3 kids. He entered the U.S. in New York on June 16th before making his way to Flint, Michigan.
He shouted, "Allahu akbar" in Arabic before stabbing the officer. He also said:
"You killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan' and 'We're all going to die.'"
The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism. Officials said Ftouhi "has a hatred for the United States and a variety of other things that motivated him to coming to the airport today to conduct this act of violence."
The officer who was stabbed, Lt. Jeff Neville, had surgery and is expected to fully recover. ABC reporter Aaron Katersky joined us with the latest: