Montreal man back in US court in Michigan airport stabbing


FLINT, Michigan | Montreal, Amor Ftouhi, suspected of having committed the terrorist attack last June 21 at the global airport Bishop Flint, Michigan, will be back in court Wednesday.

Amor Ftouhi, 49, is charged with one count of committing an act of violence at an airport for stabbing police officer Jeff Neville in the neck at the Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, on June 21. Seriously injured, the police officer Jeff Neville has received since his discharge from hospital.

Ftouhi, originally from Tunisia and who holds dual Tunisian-Canadian citizenship, appeared briefly before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis at the federal courthouse in Flint on Wednesday morning.

U.S. District Magistrate Stephanie Davis Dawkins set a preliminary hearing for July 5th on the charge of "violence at an worldwide airport". Ftouhi was shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit.

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'Immigration has a hold on him, so that even if this court were to grant him bond, he would not be released, ' she said.

This time last week, there was all out panic at Flint's Bishop International Airport. USA and Canadian investigators are probing his travel before the attack.

Our camera's weren't allowed inside, but we can tell you Ftouhi, upon walking in the courtroom and to his seat, wore a yellow mask and said "God is Great" in Arabic twice before the proceedings began. The 12-inch (30.5 cm), serrated knife Ftouhi used in the attack was bought in the United States.