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Salman Rushdie severely injured in stabbing at lecture in New York; suspect in custody

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Author Salman Rushdie attacked, stabbed on stage in New York


Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was stabbed Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York, authorities said. The 75-year-old author was stabbed at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen, officials said during a Friday evening press conference. His agent later said he has been placed on a ventilator and will likely lose an eye. 

Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, was identified as the suspect in the stabbing, Major Eugene J. Staniszewski of the New York State Police told reporters. He had a…

CBS Colorado

2022-08-12 21:42:00

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