Salman Rushdie Stabbed at Upstate N.Y. Lecture, by Man “with Sympathies Towards Iranian Authorities”
The suspect has apparently simply been recognized as Hadi Matar; the N.Y. Solar (Joe Marino & Evan Simko-Bednarski) experiences,
A New Jersey man with sympathies towards the Iranian authorities was arrested and accused of stabbing famed novelist Salman Rushdie on Friday, based on regulation enforcement sources briefed on the investigation….
Sources instructed The Put up that an preliminary investigation suggests Hadi is sympathetic to the Iranian regime and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard.
The speak, on the Chautauqua Establishment, was to be on “america as asylum for writers and different artists in exile and as a house for freedom of inventive expression.”
UPDATE [9:22 pm]: “Rushdie is on a ventilator”; “will possible lose one eye; the nerves in his arm had been severed; and his liver was stabbed and broken” (N.Y. Instances [Jay Root, David Gelles, Elizabeth A. Harris & Julia Jacobs]).