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The man convicted of a terrorist attack at Flint’s Bishop International Airport in 2017 is expressing no remorse.

Shackled, wearing a baggy orange prison jumpsuit, Amor Ftouhi defiantly told the judge Thursday he regretted not killing the airport police officer he slashed with a knife in June of 2017.

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A Canadian man who was convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer has been sentenced to life in prison.

Amor Ftouhi was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman.

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When Amor Ftouhi arrives in court this week the only question is how many years in prison he'll face for stabbing a Flint airport police officer in 2017.

Last week, federal prosecutors and defense attorneys submitted their recommendations to U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. The two sides agree that Amor Ftouhi committed the crime. But they ask the judge to consider two different sentences.

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A federal jury Tuesday found a Canadian man guilty of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan last year.

Prosecutors say he was on a “mission to murder” to support jihad against the United States.  

It took the jury of five woman and seven men an hour to find Amor Ftouhi guilty on all three counts, including committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries.

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The jury is expected to get the case today of a man accused of stabbing a Flint airport police officer in June, 2017

Federal prosecutors wrapped up its case last week against Amor Ftouhi, with their final witness being the man he allegedly attacked.  On the stand, Jeff Neville described the attack that left a gaping wound in his neck.

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Prosecutors say a Canadian man on trial for stabbing a Flint airport police officer was on a “mission to murder.”

The trial started Wednesday, with the seating of the jury and the first witnesses taking the stand.

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Nearly a year and a half after an airport policeman was stabbed in Flint, the trial of the man accused of wielding the knife is set to begin.

Amor Ftouhi is facing several charges, including committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries. He faces life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday and will likely take a couple days.

U.S. Department of Justice

On Thursday, the man charged with stabbing a police officer at Flint’s Bishop International Airport last year says he said “no” to a plea deal because he’s “not guilty.”

Amor Ftouhi, wearing a brown shirt and faded orange pants, sat shackled in a federal courtroom in Flint during his final pre-trial conference before his trial next month on terrorism charges.

During the brief hearing, federal prosecutors revealed they had offered the defense a plea deal. The deal would require Ftouhi to serve life in prison.

U.S. Dept. of Justice

A federal judge wants the man charged with stabbing a police officer at Flint’s airport last year to appear in court later Thursday, whether he wants to or not.

Amor Ftouhi has been refusing to attend court proceedings in his case.

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Approximately 100 prospective jurors are scheduled to fill out a lengthy questionnaire Monday in Flint.

The questionnaires will help attorneys decide who they want to decide the fate of the man accused in an alleged act of terrorism at Flint’s airport last year. 

Amor Ftouhi was arrested after a police officer was slashed in the neck at Flint’s Bishop International Airport in June 2017. The officer survived. 

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A defense lawyer wants a mental health evaluation for the man accused of carrying out a terrorist attack at Flint’s airport last year.

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It appears likely the trial date for a suspect in a possible terrorist attack in Flint will be delayed.

Amor Ftouhi is scheduled to go on trial in January for allegedly slashing a police officer at Flint’s Bishop Airport in June. He’s charged with “violence at an international airport” and “interference with airport security.” He could face up to life in prison.  

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal prosecutors have told a judge that a Tunisian-born man who stabbed a police officer at a Michigan airport subscribes to Osama Bin Laden's ideology and celebrated the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The assertions were made in a court filing against 49-year-old Amor Ftouhi of Montreal, Quebec.

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The man accused of stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport last month now faces up to life in prison.

In a clear, confident voice, Amor Ftouhi said “Allahu Akbar” a half dozen times as he entered the federal courtroom for his arraignment. The only other times he spoke were to tell the judge he understood the charges against him.

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Tomorrow, the man charged in a suspected terrorist attack at Flint’s airport will be back in court.    

Today, the police officer stabbed in the incident rode in a Fourth of July parade in Fenton.

Just behind a Lake Fenton church group and a boy scout troop, Lt. Jeff Neville rode in a SUV, waving to the crowds and giving a thumbs up. He rode as part of a float honoring fallen police officers.

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The man charged in a suspected terrorist attack at Flint’s airport will spend the Independence Day weekend behind bars.

In a calm voice, Amor Ftouhi said “Allahu Akbar” twice as he entered a federal courtroom in Flint this morning. Ftouhi was shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit. He also wore a small surgical mask which a court spokesman says is for "unspecified health reasons."

Ftouhi is from Montreal.  He has joint Canadian-Tunisian citizenship. 

The hearing was to determine if a judge would grant bail for the man accused to stabbing a police officer at Flint’s Bishop International Airport.  The officer is recovering from a 12-inch gash to his neck.

“This was a matter of millimeters,” says Dr. Donald Scholten, Hurvley Medical Center trauma surgeon, of how close the knife came to slashing arteries in Lt. Jeff Neville's neck.
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A Flint airport police officer injured in a suspected terrorist attack this week is expected to go home after spending the weekend recovering at a local hospital.

Lt. Jeff Neville was stabbed in the neck at Flint’s Bishop International Airport Wednesday morning.    Investigators say 49-year-old Amor Ftouhi used a knife he purchased as he travelled from his home in Montreal to Flint.  

The suspect in the Bishop International Airport stabbing, Amor Ftouhi.
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Yesterday, a man with a 12-inch knife allegedly stabbed a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint. He also allegedly shouted out “God is great” in Arabic. The FBI says it’s investigating the attack as an act of terror. 

While bleeding from the neck, Lieutenant Jeff Neville wrestled with the attacker until he was restrained by other officers.

50-year-old Amor Ftouhi, of Canada, has been arrested.