Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Police officer 'stable' after stabbing at Michigan airport

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.

BBC     News.

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