WATCH: Flint airport officials hold press conference after terror attack

Canadian man charged with stabbing officer at airport

FLINT, Mich. – Officials at the Bishop International Airport held a press conference at 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon after an officer was stabbed Wednesday in a terror attack at the airport.

Airport director Craig Williams, police Chief Chris Miller and Lt. Dan Owen spoke about the attack.

You can watch the full press conference in the video above.

Officials provided additional information after an officer was stabbed in the neck by Amor Ftouhi, a 50-year-old Canadian man. The attack is being investigated as terrorism, the FBI said.

Ftouhi traveled nearly 500 miles to Flint after legally entering the United States in New York on June 16, agents said. It's unclear why he chose the Flint airport to carry out his attack.

Witnesses said Ftouhi yelled, "Allahu Akbar" during the stabbing and shouted "Allah" several times afterward.

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