Police identify man who stabbed Salman Rushdie

Vídeo publicado no Twitter mostrou momento do encaminhamento por helicóptero do escritor para hospital
Video posted on Twitter showed the moment of the writer’s helicopter referral to the hospital | Photo: EFE/EPA/HoratioGates3

The man who stabbed Salman Rushdie is called Hadi Matar, has 24 years and remains in custody, NYPD said at a press conference to give details of the attack committed on Friday () against the writer at an event in the city of Chautauqua, in the northwest of the state .1220133312201333The young man lives in Fairview, New Jersey, said a police spokesman in Jamestown, the New York city where Matar is being held. According to the police officer, there are still “no indications of the motive” for the attack.12201333

He added that Matar stabbed Rushdie at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen, and that the writer is “still in surgery” at a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, but his health is not. known.1220133312201333The spokesperson said Rushdie was initially attended by a doctor who was in the audience of the debate in which the writer would participate. He also attended to the other participant, Henry Reese, who was also assaulted and suffered injuries to his face, but has since been discharged.12201333

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