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Salman Rushdie Stage Attacked Video & Pictures – Read Suspect Details

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York.

Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. Rushdie “suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck, and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital,” state police said in a statement.

An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin attacking Rushdie as he was being introduced. The 75-year-old author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained.

Rushdie’s condition was not immediately known. Police said that the suspect also attacked an interviewer, who suffered a minor head injury. Video said to be of the aftermath of the attack was posted on social media.

Salman Rushdie Stage Attacked Video

Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.

salman rushdie attacked stage

An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced. The 75-year-old author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained.

Salman Rushdie Stage Attacked Pictures

Becoming ‘Anton,’ Or, How Rushdie Survived A Fatwa Rushdie was quickly surrounded by a small group of people who held up his legs, presumably to send more blood to his chest.

His condition was not immediately known.

Hundreds of people in the audience gasped at the sight of the attack and were then evacuated.

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