Famous English writer Salman Rushdie was attacked by a man during the program.
The attack happened during an event at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York.
New York. Famous English writer Salman Rushdie was attacked by a man during an event in New York City, USA on Friday. People present during the incident told that writer Salman Rushdie was stabbed at an event, after which the attacker stabbed or punched him 10 to 15 times. An eyewitness said that at first he thought it was a stunt. “The attacker ran to the stage and started beating Rushdie,” said Rabbi Charles Sevenor, who was in the audience for a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution, about 100 km from the city. “At first we think ‘What’s going on? And then within seconds it became completely clear that Salman Rushdie was being attacked.
According to the report of NDTV, keep attacking for about 20 seconds. An AP reporter said the attacker “punched or stabbed Salman Rushdie 10 to 15 times”. Kathleen Jones, a woman in the audience, said the attacker was dressed in black with a black mask. Rushdie suffered a neck injury. He was being introduced in the program at that time. He was apprehended by those present in the attack and later taken into custody. Rushdie was given first aid on stage.
In a video posted online, attendees can be seen running towards the stage soon after the incident. It is said that the attack was caught by the people present there. New York Police issued a statement saying they are investigating the attack on writer Salman Rushdie. Let us tell you that he was awarded the prestigious Booker Prize for Salman Rushdie’s book ‘Midnight’s Children’. (from input language)
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First Published: 13 August 2022, 00:00 IST