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Rep. Dan Kildee 'shocked and horrified' by attack in hometown of Flint

Posted: 3:49 PM, Jun 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-22 15:49:29-04
Rep. Dan Kildee 'shocked and horrified' by attack in hometown of Flint

Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday, saying he was "shocked and horrified" by the terrorist attack in his hometown of Flint.

The attack at Flint Bishop International Airport on Wednesday left an airport police officer in critical condition and was deemed an act of terror by the FBI.

Kildee extended his thanks to multiple people who put their lives on the line.

Watch his entire speech below and read the transcript below.

"Yesterday, in my hometown of Flint, Michigan, there was a violent attack on a police officer at Flint Bishop International Airport. And like many in my community, I am shocked and horrified by this cowardly attack.

My thoughts are with injured officer, Lieutenant Jeff Neville, and his family, and I’m relieved he is in stable condition. He is expected to recover. I have known Jeff for decades, dating back to our service together in county government. He is a true public servant and he is deeply committed to our community that he serves.

His actions to subdue this attacker, even while he was under attack, are truly heroic. He helped save others from potential harm.

I also want to thank those individuals who put themselves in harm’s way to help Lieutenant Neville, including the Bishop Chief of Police, Chris Miller, and an airport maintenance worker who stepped in, Richard Cruell. Their actions saved lives.

I am thankful that the FBI, the Michigan State Police, the Flint Police and other agencies are investigating this terrible act as a potential incident of terror.

Mr. Speaker, I hope all of my colleagues will join me in extending their prayers to Lieutenant Neville, and his family, in hopes for his speedy recovery.”