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Authorities said there's no indication that Ftouhi was connected to any international terror organization, or that he was part of any wider plot.
The agency said he has 'a hatred of the US' and traveled to the US from Canada where he apparently worked as an insurance agent.
Authorities also gave more details about Ftouhi's movements before he tried to murder Lt. Officials say Ftouhi, who lives in Quebec, crossed into the U. This morning, he arrived at the airport and walked around a bit - never going past security into the terminals.
They say he spent some time on the first level of the airport, before going upstairs to a restaurant.
The saying means 'God is great' in Arabic, and is often shouted by Islamic terrorists before attacks or suicide bombings.
The FBI spokesman also said that Ftouhi said something to the extent of 'you have killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and you're all going to die'.
The man who yelled Allahu Akbar' as he stabbed a police officer at a Michigan airport on Wednesday has been identified as Amor Ftouhi, an approximately 50-year-old Canadian man who is originally from Tunisia. Jeff Neville from behind at Bishop airport near Flint leaving him in serious but stable condition.