New York Governor Kathy Hochul stated that Salman Rushdie is receiving the attention he requires at a nearby hospital and added that the event moderator was also attacked.
According to New York Governor Kathy Hochul, British novelist Salman Rushdie, who was attacked and slashed in the neck at a literary event on Friday in western New York,. He is alive and has been evacuated to safety. She added that the event moderator had also been attacked. Also that the renowned author was receiving the treatment he need at a nearby hospital.
The author suffered “an apparent knife wound to the neck,” according to a statement from the police, after a male suspect jumped the stage and stabbed him along with the interviewer. Rushdie was flown to a nearby hospital by a helicopter after receiving death threats from Iran because of his books.
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The governor later commended the New York Police Department and the first responders in the incident in a tweet. “In light of this terrible incident, our thoughts are with Salman and his family ones. I’ve instructed State Police to continue supporting the investigation however necessary,” she stated.
The culprit was taken into arrest by a state trooper stationed at the Chautauqua Institution. It is there where Rushdie was scheduled to speak, while the interviewer sustained a head injury.
Police did not disclose the identity of the suspect or any indication of the likely cause.
People were seen coming to Rushdie’s help and administering emergency medical care in social media footage.
A witness posted on social media, “A most awful tragedy just happened (and) the amphitheatre being evacuated”. In a statement, the Chautauqua Institution, which hosts artistic and literary events in a lakeside village about 70 miles (110 km) south of Buffalo, said it was working with law enforcement and emergency personnel in the wake of the incident.
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