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Police Arrest Suspect That Attacked Author Salman Rushdie On Stage

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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie, an author who suffered years of Islamist death threats after writing ‘The Satanic Verses’, has been attacked on stage in New York state.

The Booker Prize winner was speaking at an event at the Chautauqua Institution when they said this.

say a man ran up onto the stage and attacked Mr. Rushdie during an interview

“Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck,” the statement said.

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The suspect

Witnesses told US media he was stabbed multiple times in the neck and torso area. As he tried to away, he appeared to fall backwards.

A spokesman for the governor later said Mr Rushdie was alive and well.

No one has confirmed the extent of his injuries, but they were taken to the hospital in a helicopter

The interviewer on stage, Henry Reese, had a minor head injury. He’s the co-founder of a non-profit that supports writers who are exiled because of their work.

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Salman Rushdie rushed to the hospital after the attack

The suspect was immediately taken into custody, said.

Mark Sommer, a reporter with Buffalo News, told the BBC News Channel that the attacker had come up from out of the audience wearing a black mask.

A video posted online shows attendees rushing onto the stage immediately following the incident:

 

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