Jury selection complete, trial starts today in Bishop airport stabbing

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FLINT (AP) (11/7/2018) - Jury selection is complete in the trial of a man charged with terrorism in the stabbing of a Bishop International Airport police officer.

Amor Ftouhi is accused in the stabbing of Lt. Jeff Neville while yelling "Allahu Akbar," the Arabic phrase for "God is great." Neville survived the June 2017 attack inside the Flint airport.

The jury process began Tuesday in federal court in Flint and was complete Wednesday morning. Attorneys on both sides planned to begin presenting their cases Wednesday afternoon.

Ftouhi is a native of Tunisia who was living in Montreal . The government says he legally entered the U.S. at Champlain, New York, and attacked the officer five days later at the Flint airport.

Ftouhi is charged with three crimes, including an act of terrorism.

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