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#Breaking: Rushdie, Author Of Satanic Verses Stabbed In New York Friday!

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Renowned author, Salman Rushdie, whose writings have made him the target of Iranian death threats, was on a ventilator and could lose an eye after he was repeatedly stabbed at a literary event in New York State Friday.

Following the attack Rushdie was airlifted to the hospital where he needed emergency surgery, and his agent said in a statement that “the news is not good.”

“Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged,” said agent Andrew Wylie, who added that as of now Rushdie cannot speak.

New York State police identified the suspect involved in the attack as Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old from Fairfield, New Jersey. A probable motive remained unclear.

Police said Rushdie was stabbed in the neck as well as the abdomen. A number of people rushed to the stage and took the suspect to the ground, before an officer present at the event arrested him.

A doctor in the audience administered medical care until emergency first responders arrived.

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