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Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on Stage in New York | Satanic Verses

Booker Prize winning author, Salman Rushdie was attacked, as he was about to deliver a lecture, in western New York on Friday.

A statement from New York State Police said: “On August 12, 2022, at about 11am, a male suspect ran up on to the stage, and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer. Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound, to the neck, and was transported by helicopter, to an area hospital. His condition is not yet known.”

“The interviewer suffered a minor head injury. A State Trooper assigned, to the event immediately took the suspect into custody. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, assisted at the scene. More information will be released, when it is available,” the statement added.

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