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FBI probing motive after officer stabbed at airport in Flint, Michigan


The FBI is investigating the motive behind the stabbing of an airport police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, this morning, ABC has reported.

The police officer is in stable condition and the suspect, whose identity was not released, is in custody and being questioned, airport and FBI officials said.

The airport, which was evacuated and shut down, said all passengers were safe amid the investigation, headed by the FBI.

The motive of the assault is under investigation, the FBI said, adding that it is too early to determine whether it was an act of terrorism.

"We believe this to be an isolated incident," the FBI added. "We currently have no specific, credible information that there is a threat to the Flint community."

The Department of Homeland Security is monitoring the situation but at this point is not advising airports to to make any changes, DHS spokesman David Lapan said today.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wrote on Twitter earlier today, "As we wait to learn more about the incident at Bishop Airport, please keep the attacked officer in your thoughts & prayers."