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Next step coming this week in federal case involving Amor Ftouhi

U.S. Department of Justice

Approximately 100 prospective jurors are scheduled to fill out a lengthy questionnaire Monday in Flint.

The questionnaires will help attorneys decide who they want to decide the fate of the man accused in an alleged act of terrorism at Flint’s airport last year. 

Amor Ftouhi was arrested after a police officer was slashed in the neck at Flint’s Bishop International Airport in June 2017. The officer survived.

Ftouhi was charged with “committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries” which could land him in prison for the rest of his life. 

Prospective jurors are being asked if they have negative feelings about Muslims or if they feel non-U.S. citizens deserve the same rights as American citizens.

Ftouhi lives in Montreal and holds dual Canadian and Tunisian citizenship. 

Ftouhi’s attorney recently withdrew a request to possibly pursue a mental health defense.

The trial is scheduled to begin next month.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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