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Flint airport attack suspect Amor Ftouhi was caretaker at Montreal apartment building

– The man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism lived quietly with his family at a Montreal apartment complex where he also worked informally as a part-time caretaker of the property, his landlord said Thursday.

Amor Ftouhi, 49, kept the building stairwells clean and always paid his rent on time, Luciano Piazza told The Associated Press. Ftouhi, who lived in a two-bedroom apartment with his wife and teenage children, was “a good person” and “never made any trouble,” Piazza said.

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Global News -
Michigan airport knife attack being investigated as act of terrorism

– A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal and court officials said.

The attack Wednesday at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, is being investigated as an act of terrorism, but authorities have no indication at this time that the suspect was involved in a “wider plot,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge David Gelios. “At this time we view him as a lone-wolf attacker,” Gelios said.


Fox News -
Flint airport attack: Michigan officer stabbed in 'act of terrorism,' FBI says

The stabbing of a police officer at a Michigan airport Wednesday by a Canadian citizen who yelled "Allahu Akbar" and referenced people being killed in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan is being investigated by the FBI as an act of terrorism, officials said. FBI Special Agent in Charge David P. Gelios said at a news conference Amor Ftouhi, a 50-year-old Canadian citizen, entered Bishop International Airport in Flint around 9:45 a.m. and went to a restroom before dropping both of his bags, coming out with a knife and yelling "Allahu Akbar," the Arabic phrase for "God is great," before stabbing Officer Jeff Neville in the neck.


Global News -
What we know about the Flint airport attack and its Canadian suspect

Canadian suspect charged as FBI investigate terrorism in Michigan airport attack. Ftouhi was charged with violence at an international airport, an offence that can land him up to 20 years in prison.

WATCH: Montreal apartment raided after police name Quebec suspect in Bishop Airport attack. A Facebook profile of Ftouhi said he was originally from Tunisia and worked at Industrielle Alliance, a Canadian insurance company.


The Guardian -
Stabbing of Michigan police officer at airport called an 'act of terrorism'

A police officer in Flint, Michigan, was stabbed in the neck at the city’s airport on Wednesday morning, in an attack US officials are describing as an “act of terrorism”.

Cherie Carpenter, a witness to the stabbing, told local news the male assailant appeared “blank, just totally blank” after he was arrested by local police. Canadian law enforcement agencies are in touch with their US counterparts and assisting them in every way possible, Goodale said.


New York Times -
Police Officer Stabbed at Michigan Airport in ‘Act of Terrorism’

A 50-year-old Canadian man shouted “Allahu akbar” and plunged a 12-inch knife into the neck of a police officer on Wednesday morning at an airport in Flint, Mich., in what the authorities called an “act of terrorism.”

Canadian law enforcement officials condemned the “heinous and cowardly attack” and pledged cooperation with their counterparts in the United States.


BBC -
Michigan airport knife attacker shouted 'Allahu Akbar', says FBI

The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic) before knifing the officer in the back and neck, said officials.

President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident by his Homeland Security advisor, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters.


ABC News -
Stabbing of officer at Michigan airport being investigated as act of terrorism

Authorities are investigating the stabbing of an airport police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, this morning, as an act of terrorism, David Gelios of the FBI said today.

Officials said it appears the suspect "has a hatred for the United States and a variety of other things that motivated him to coming to the airport today to conduct this act of violence." A complaint was filed against the suspect for "violence at an international airport," officials said, adding that it's an ongoing investigation and there's a joint operation ongoing with Canada.


Washington Post -
Michigan airport stabbing attack investigated as possible act of terrorism, FBI says

The FBI and local police are investigating a stabbing attack on an airport police officer in Flint, Mich., as a possible act of terrorism, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the case.

We are aware of reports that the attacker made statements immediately prior to or while attacking the officer, but it is too early to determine the nature of these alleged statements or whether or not this was an act of terrorism.’’


CBS News -
Flint airport stabbing investigated as possible terrorism act

The FBI was investigating a stabbing at the international airport in Flint, Michigan, as a possible act of terrorism, CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid reports.

A government source told CBS News that an airport police officer was stabbed in the back and neck in the public part of the main terminal at Bishop International Airport Wednesday morning. Michigan State Police Lt. Dave Kaiser confirmed to CBS News the victim has been identified as Jeff Neville, a retired lieutenant with the Genesee County Sheriff's Office.


Global News -
Canadian suspect detained in Michigan airport attack: reports

A Canadian has been detained following an attack on a police officer at an airport in Flint, Michigan, according to reports.

The suspect is believed to have originated from Quebec and held a Canadian passport, according to WMEN and NBC News reports. A Canadian has been detained following an attack on a police officer at an airport in Flint, Michigan, according to reports.


The Guardian -
Failed Brussels attack could have caused widespread casualties - authorities

Belgium’s security services are frantically seeking to piece together the last moves of the man shot dead by a soldier after he tried to explode a suitcase bomb packed with nails in Brussels’ busy central station.

Although the bomb failed, its sophistication will set off alarm bells within the Belgian security services in the wake of a series of similar terror attacks in Europe: the bomb used to kill 22 people at Manchester Arena was packed with nails, and suitcase bombs were used in the March 2016 attacks on Brussels airport and Maalbeck metro station.


Global News -
Security tightened in Brussels after failed train station bombing

Belgium tightened security even more Wednesday to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time, a day after a failed bombing by a man shouting “Allahu akbar” at a Brussels train station put the nation on edge.

Belgian troops shoot assailant in foiled terror attack on Brussels train station. The Brussels attacker was a 36-year-old Moroccan national not known to authorities for being involved in terror activities, federal magistrate Eric Van der Sypt told reporters.


Fox News -
Brussels train station attacker, who shouted 'Allahu akbar,' id'd as Moroccan national

The man who attempted to detonate a nail bomb at a Brussels train station and shouted “Allahu akbar” on Tuesday has been identified by Belgian authorities as a 36-year-old Moroccan national.

BRUSSELS TRAIN STATION EXPLOSION BEING TREATED AS TERROR ATTACK, SUSPECT DEAD, OFFICIALS SAY. The suspect charged soldiers at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday after his suitcase, containing nails and gas canisters, failed to fully explode, Van der Sypt said.


BBC -
Brussels bomb suspect was Moroccan and 'known to police'

A man suspected of setting off a bomb at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday has been identified as a 36-year-old Moroccan from a city district that has spawned a number of jihadist attackers.

It followed IS-claimed attacks on London's Borough Market in June and a pop concert in Manchester in May that together left some 30 people dead and more than 100 injured.


CBS News -
Brussels train station attack "could have been a lot worse"

The quick shooting of an attacker who tried to detonate a nail bomb and shouted "Allahu akbar" at a Brussels train station averted fatalities, officials said Wednesday, as Belgium increased security measures around the country.

The man charged soldiers at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday after his suitcase, containing nails and gas canisters, failed to fully explode, Van der Sypt said.


BBC -
Brussels bomb suspect was Moroccan and 'known to police'

A man suspected of setting off a bomb at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday has been identified as a 36-year-old Moroccan from a city district that has spawned a number of jihadist attackers.

It followed IS-claimed attacks on London's Borough Market in June and a pop concert in Manchester in May that together left some 30 people dead and more than 100 injured.


New York Times -
Brussels Bombing Suspect Was Known to the Police, Officials Say

The Belgian authorities were investigating on Wednesday the radicalization of a man who tried to detonate at least one bomb at a Brussels train station, in what the Belgian authorities called an attempted terrorist attack.

Belgium has been on alert for more than 18 months after suicide attacks in Brussels, which is home to the headquarters of both the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and in the French capital.


New York Times -
Bomb Is Detonated in Brussels Train Station

A man detonated a bomb in the Brussels Central train station on Tuesday, leading the police and military to evacuate a popular tourist area of the Belgian capital, the station chief said, months after coordinated terrorist attacks in the city killed more than 30 people.

A platform worker at the station said that before the blast he heard a man shout “Allahu akbar” (Arabic for God is great) and saw him try to enter an office with a rolling suitcase before detonating the device at another location.


Washington Post -
Brussels train station evacuated after explosion sound heard, Belgian authorities say

A small explosion rocked a central Brussels train station Tuesday and a person was “neutralized” by soldiers in the station, Belgian authorities said, as parts of a capital that has been repeatedly struck by terrorism went on lockdown. The explosion occurred in the vicinity of the person who was “neutralized” at the Brussels Central train station, according to a spokeswoman for the Belgian federal prosecutors.


Global News -
4 family members detained after Champs-Elysees attack in Paris

French police detained four family members of a man who was killed after ramming his car into a Paris police convoy, as authorities struggled Tuesday to explain how the Champs-Elysees attacker was able to keep his gun permit despite being monitored for links to extremism.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that the four suspects were detained overnight in the anti-terrorism investigation into Monday’s attack.


NBC News -
Parisian police targeted again in suspected terror attack

Paris was hit Monday by yet another suspected terror attack — this time involving a motorist who was killed after he plowed his car into a police convoy heading down the Champs-Elysees.

The latest Paris attack came as London was still reeling from what that city’s mayor called “a horrific terrorist attack on innocent people.” In that incident, the driver of a van rammed into pedestrians near a mosque and injured 10 people — all of them Muslims.


Washington Post -
Driver dies after ramming car into police vehicle on Champs-Elysees in probable terrorist attack

A car exploded as it crashed into a police vehicle on Paris’s famed Champs Élysées on Monday, fatally wounding its driver, in what authorities called a probably terrorist attack.

Police were treating the incident as a deliberate attack, and the Paris prosecutor had opened an anti-terror investigation as of late Monday afternoon. The car’s driver, whose identity was not released, was killed in the incident, said Gerard Collomb, France's interior minister, speaking to reporters at the scene.


The Guardian -
Champs Élysées: driver dead as car carrying firearms rams police van

France’s anti-terror prosecutor has opened an investigation after a car carrying firearms and a gas canister rammed into a police van on the Champs Élysées in central Paris.

The French interior minister, Gérard Collomb, said the driver of the car was killed in what he described as “an attempted attack” on a convoy of police vehicles on the avenue, the scene of two terror attacks in three months.


Global News -
Man rams explosive-laden car into police van in Paris’ Champs-Elysees shopping district

A man on the radar of French authorities was killed Monday after ramming a car carrying explosives into a police vehicle in the capital’s Champs-Elysees shopping district, prompting a fiery blast, officials said.

Hammer-wielding man shouted ‘this is for Syria’ before attacking Paris police near Notre Dame Cathedral. Eric Favereau, a journalist for Liberation newspaper who was driving a scooter behind the gendarmes, said he saw a car blocking the convoy’s path, then an implosion in the vehicle.


CBS News -
Paris attack on police vehicle on Champs-Elysees

A man rammed his car into a police vehicle in Paris' Champs-Elysees shopping district Monday, prompting a fiery explosion, and was killed in the incident, authorities said.

On Monday, police cordoned off a broad swath of the Champs-Elysees avenue that cuts through central Paris, warning people to avoid the area. France is under a state of emergency after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks.


The Guardian -
At least two dead after attack at Mali tourist resort near Bamako

Malian troops and soldiers from France’s Barkhane counter-terrorism force were called to Le Campement in Dougourakoro, a resort popular with westerners east of Bamako.

A spokesman for the country’s security ministry said one of the dead was a French national but the nationality of the other person killed was not known. Malian troops and soldiers from France’s Barkhane counter-terrorism force were called to Le Campement in Dougourakoro, a resort popular with westerners east of Bamako.


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BBC -
Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort

Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country's security minister has said.

The European Union training mission in Mali, EUTMMALI, tweeted that it was aware of the attack and was supporting Malian security forces and assessing the situation. Just days ago, the US state department had warned of "possible future attacks on Western diplomatic missions, other locations in Bamako that Westerners frequent".


Fox News -
Mali resort hit by terror attack, UN official says

Suspected jihadists in the West African country of Mali have attacked a luxury resort popular with foreigners on the outskirts of the country's capital, a security official told the Associated Press.

The U.N. official said those at the resort when the attack began included people affiliated with the French military mission as well as the U.N. The French president's office, the defense minister's office and the French military would not comment immediately on the attack or on media reports saying that French forces are intervening.


CBS News -
Taliban storms Afghan police compound in deadly attack

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide car bombs, killing at least five police, officials said.

Another nine police and nine civilians were wounded in the attack, said Sardar Wali Tabasim, spokesman for the police chief of Paktia province. He said one of the attackers detonated his suicide vest and two others were shot dead by police as they tried to enter the compound, which also houses the regional command for Afghanistan's eastern provinces.



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