REPORT: Author Salman Rushdie Stabbed On Stage in NY

by | Aug 12, 2022 | crime, National News, news | 0 comments

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Novelist Salman Rushdie, who has death threats from Iran, was allegedly stabbed on stage Friday in Chautauqua, New York.

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A man stormed the Chautauqua Institution stage and attacked Rushdie, an Associated Press reporter said.

The suspect was restrained and Rushdie was on the floor.

Video of the attack was posted on social media.

“The Satanic Verses” author has had his books banned in Iran since the 1980s, where there is a $3 million reward for anyone who kills Rushdie. Muslims consider his work blasphemous.

The suspect was detained by police and Rushdie was able to walk away with assistance, journalist Ryan Kelly tweeted.

This is a developing story.

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