Airport Evacuated After Police Officer Stabbed

June 21, 2017 Updated: June 21, 2017

An airport in Michigan was evacuated after a police officer was reportedly stabbed on Wednesday.

The incident took place at around 9 a.m. local time inside the airport, located along I-75 near I-69, CBS Detroit reported.

The officer who was stabbed is in critical condition, Michigan State Police said, adding that the airport will remain closed amid an investigation. It’s unclear when it will be reopened.

The airport, in a Facebook statement, added that all passengers are safe.



“Attention: there has been an incident at the airport. An airport police officer has been injured. All passengers are safe and are being evacuated at this time. Please check with your airline for potential cancellations or delays. We will release more information as we have it,” it said in a statement.

Details on the suspect were not revealed by officials.

The officer was stabbed in the neck, but it’s unclear how the incident played out.


The FBI, ATF, and state police troopers are on the scene.

Witness Ken Brown told Fox2 Detroit: “The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck. I said they need to get him a towel.”

“Please keep the officer in your prayers,” Michigan state police wrote on Twitter.