The Chicago Tribune is reporting:
The FBI is looking at terrorism as a possible motive after an officer was stabbed in the neck at the Flint airport, a law enforcement official said after the Wednesday attack that prompted an evacuation and beefed up security elsewhere in the Michigan city.
- He stabbed a police officer.
Witnesses described seeing the suspect led away in handcuffs by police, Neville bleeding and a knife on the ground.
“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” Ken Brown told The Flint Journal. “I said they need to get him a towel.”
- The officer, Lt. Jeff Neville, of Bishop International Airport police, was critically injured and could have died.
Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said the condition of Bishop International Airport police Lt. Jeff Neville had been upgraded from critical to stable by Wednesday afternoon. Shaw said one person is in custody and nobody else is believed to have been involved.
And, circumstantially, the most Muslim-dominated city in America, Hamtramck, is about 50 miles to the southeast, within Detroit’s metro area, just north of Dearborn.
To the FBI, it might not be terrorism when a politically-motivated killer takes a hunting rifle to bag some Republicans at a ball field, but I think this one is going to be pretty easy to classify.
I’m getting sick and tired of this ability we have to see the world through some kind of rose-colored glasses, when clearly the battle is between civilization and barbarism. We must not fiddle like Nero while Rome burns.
I am not saying we should round up people because of their religious or political beliefs. But we need to question their fellow-travelers, very closely. If England can sit by while 400 known jihadists roam London, we can’t sit around and let our own problems fester.