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Montreal man accused in Michigan airport stabbing faces new terrorism charge in U.S.
Amor Ftouhi faces an additional charge of ‘committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries’
The Associated Press Posted: Mar 21, 2018 7:14 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 21, 2018 7:14 PM ET
U.S. federal prosecutors have added a terrorism charge to the case of a Montreal man who is accused of stabbing a police officer at a Flint, Michigan airport last June.
Amor Ftouhi is a native of Tunisia.
He’s charged with stabbing an officer in the neck at the Bishop International Airport while yelling “Allahu
Akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.”
The U.S. government added a charge Wednesday: committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries. The maximum penalty is life in prison.
A message seeking comment was left for Ftouhi’s attorney.
Ftouhi, who lived in Montreal’s Saint-Michel neighbourhood with his wife and three children, legally entered the U.S. at Champlain, New York.
Five days later, investigators say he arrived at the Flint airport by van and stabbed Lt. Jeff Neville, who survived.