The suspect in Wednesday’s attack on an airport police officer in Flint faces a federal felony charge.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan says Amor Ftouhi illegally entered the U.S. from Canada on June 16 at Lake Champlain, New York. Officials say initial evidence shows Ftouhi was in Michigan as early as the 18th.
The FBI has interviewed more than 20 witnesses and conducted several search warrants to learn what motivated Ftouhi to attack Flint airport police Lieutenant Jeff Neville with a 12-inch knife. Neville is reportedly in stable condition and is improving.
The FBI says there’s no evidence to suggest the attack was part of a wider plot, nor that Ftouhi was assisted.
Ftouhi is being held without bond, and is scheduled for a hearing in federal district court in Flint on June 28. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.