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Montreal man accused in Flint airport attack denied bail

28 June 2017

Ftouhi remains in federal custody on a charge of violence at an global airport and is due to return to court in Flint this week. Morgan said that she had told Ftouhi that even if the court granted him a bond, because his immigration status is on a hold he would not be released.

FLINT, Michigan | Montreal, Amor Ftouhi, suspected of having committed the terrorist attack last June 21 at the global airport Bishop Flint, Michigan, will be back in court Wednesday.

Amor Ftouhi, 49, didn't object to the government's request that he be denied bond, a week after authorities say he stabbed Lt. Jeff Neville in the neck. He will remain in detention until his preliminary hearing scheduled for July 5, but a grand jury indictment could come before that. Ftouhi was shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit.

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Ftouhi wore a medical mask over his mouth and twice mumbled words as he entered court.

Court officials would not say where he is being held. USA and Canadian investigators are probing his travel before the attack.

After stabbing Neville, the complaint said Ftouhi further exclaimed something similar to "You have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die".

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The FBI says Ftouhi bought a knife during his five days in the US but was unsuccessful when he tried to buy a gun.

After stabbing the officer in the neck, Ftouhi continued to yell, "Allah", several times, the complaint said.

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Montreal man accused in Flint airport attack denied bail