September 26, 2022

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Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in New York

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CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — 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.

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.

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.

FILE – Author Salman Rushdie appears at a signing for his book “Home” in London on June 6, 2017. Rushdie has been attacked while giving a lecture in western New York. An…

The Associated Press via Nexstar Media Wire

2022-08-12 09:16:40

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