Flint airport evacuated after police officer stabbed – CBS News

Tom MarkLast Update : Wednesday 21 June 2017 - 5:18 PM
Flint airport evacuated after police officer stabbed – CBS News

Last Updated Jun 21, 2017 11:46 AM EDT

A police officer was in critical condition after being stabbed Wednesday morning at the international airport in Flint, Michigan, authorities said.

The Transportation Security Administration told CBS News that an airport police officer was stabbed in the back and neck in the public part of the main terminal. A suspect was in custody, the TSA said.

The Michigan State Police said the officer was in critical condition.

“Please keep the officer in your prayers,” state police said on Twitter.

The police said the FBI was the lead agency investigating the incident. The TSA said authorities were sweeping the airport with canine teams.

Bishop International Airport posted on Facebook that the airport was evacuated. The post added that passengers were safe and were being told to check for flight delays or cancellations.

The state police said that the airport was closed.

Ken Brown tells The Flint Journal he was dropping off his daughter at the airport and saw the officer bleeding from his neck. He says he saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground.

“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” Brown said. “I said they need to get him a towel.”

This is a developing story.

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