Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage before a lecture in New York

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2022

Famed author Salman Rushdie, who has endured death threats from extremists for decades, was stabbed Friday before a scheduled lecture in western New York, according to state police.

A man stormed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution, about 70 miles south of Buffalo, at about 11 a.m. and attacked the 75-year-old Rushdie and an interviewer, New York State Police Maj. Eugene J. Staniszewski said in a statement.

"Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck, and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital. His condition is not yet known," according...

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