FLINT, MICH. - The man who stabbed an airport policeman at Bishop International Airport in Flint tried to unsuccessfully buy a gun in the U.S. before Wednesday's attack, FBI officials said today. Special Agent in Charge David P. Gelios also told reporters that Amor Ftouhi, a resident of Canada, was in Michigan as early as June 18. He first entered the U.S. through New York June 16.
A Canadian resident accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint this week tried to buy a gun in the U.S. before the attack but was unsuccessful, an FBI official said Thursday. Detroit's FBI Chief David Gelios declined to say where Amor Ftouhi attempted to purchase the firearm. He told reporters at a news conference that the 49-year-old was in Michigan Sunday, days before Wednesday's attack at Bishop International Airport that injured Lt. Jeff Neville.
DETROIT — The man accused of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport Wednesday is a married father of three children, who worked on and off as a truck driver and indicated he had no mental health problems, according to newly released audio of his federal court hearing. Meanwhile, an airport maintenance worker is being credited with saving the life of the officer. Amor Ftouhi, 50, was born in Tunisia and had citizenship there and in Canada, where he lived for the last decade.
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