Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Terrorist attack in Flint: Amor Ftouhi back in court

Amor Ftouhi of Montreal Quebec stabbed a police officer at Flint's Bishop Airport on Wednesday Amor Ftouhi of Montreal Quebec stabbed a police officer at Flint's Bishop Airport on Wednesday
Melinda Barton | 29 June, 2017, 09:02

A man charged with stabbing an airport police officer in an attack federal investigators are probing as an act of terrorism will remain in detention until a hearing next week, his lawyers said on Wednesday.

Dawkins ordered that Ftouhi remain jailed, and scheduled a preliminary exam for Wednesday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m.

Morgan declined to comment to reporters.

Amor Ftouhi, 49, is now being held at Midland County Jail in MI and was charged on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 with committing violence at an worldwide airport.

"He is a Canadian citizen and so that would raise the issue of flight risk, plus if they establish that it was him, if there was probable cause to believe he did the knife attack, that's a violent crime".

As Amor Ftouhi was lead into federal court in Flint this morning, he looked directly at a row of reporters and said, "Allahu Akbar", which means "God is great" in Arabic, He repeated the words once more when he sat down.

Court officials would not say where he is being held.

Ftouhi's next court appearance will be next week. Neville underwent surgery and has left the hospital, local media reported.

'He further exclaimed something similar to, "You have killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die", ' according to a court affidavit submitted by authorities.

Following last week's hearing, the FBI held a brief press conference on their investigation and shared that Ftouhi, unsuccessfully, attempted to purchase a gun in the United State.