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Salman Rushdie Attacked: Famous English-language writer Salman Rushdie was attacked by a man with a knife during an event in New York City, USA on Friday. Witnesses said the attacker stabbed Rushdie with 10 to 15 stabbings in 20 seconds, after which there was blood on the stage.
A man ran up to the stage and started beating Rushdie
According to eyewitnesses, Salman Rushdie was attacked when he was giving a speech at an event at the Chautauqua Institute. During this a man ran on the stage and started beating Salman Rushdie. No one could understand what was happening, but after taking out a knife from the attacker, he started hitting the neck.
People caught the attacker
One woman, Kathleen Jones, an eyewitness, said the attacker was wearing black clothing with a black mask. Everyone was thinking that this was not a stunt but it became clear in a few seconds that this is not a stunt but a deadly attack. After the attack, Rushdie immediately fell to the floor and the attacker was caught by the people.
New York State Governor Cathy Hochul informed that she is alive and being properly cared for. However, his condition remains critical due to excessive bleeding. Seeing the sudden attack, there was a stampede among about 2500 spectators.
No information on condition yet
The suspected attacker was immediately taken into custody. Rushdie suffered a neck injury. The writer Rushdie is taken to a local hospital by a helicopter. There is no information about his condition yet. At the same time, his interviewer has suffered a minor head injury. Governor Cathy tweeted that our thoughts are with Salman Rushdie and his loved ones. He also promised all possible help in the investigation.
there have been attacks before
This is not the first time that Rushdie has been attacked by extremists. Many more people have faced similar attacks. Many are still under protection and rarely seen in public over alleged criticism of Islam.