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Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

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

Amor Ftouhi
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.

“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.
steve carmody / Michigan Radio

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.