Michigan police officer 'stable' after stabbing at airport – BBC News

Tom MarkLast Update : Wednesday 21 June 2017 - 6:31 PM
Michigan police officer 'stable' after stabbing at airport – BBC News

A police officer has been stabbed in the back and neck at an airport in Michigan, police say.

The officer is in hospital recovering. “Please keep the officer in your prayers,” said Michigan State Police on Twitter.

The Bishop International Airport in Flint has been evacuated and additional officers have been stationed at city hall, officials say.

The officer appears to have been targeted, police tell local media.

One suspect is in custody.

Local media report that the officer is Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who is now in a stable condition.

Sources tell ABC 12 in Flint that Mr Neville was standing at his post at the top of the escalators when he was approached from behind and attacked with a large knife.

The incident took place shortly after 09:00 local time (13:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

The FBI are leading the investigation, in partnership with airport and local law enforcement agencies.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said in a statement: “My thoughts and prayers are with all of our law enforcement officers who work to service and protect us each and every day.

“I want the public to know that several agencies are involved and working to ensure the situation is under control.”

They are taking extra precautions just to be safe, she added.

Source: world

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