Identity of the person in custody who stabbed Salman Rushdie Revealed
A 24-year-old guy was arrested by police on Friday, minutes after author Salman Rushdie was stabbed. An assault occurred on Friday night at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, where best-selling British author Salman Rushdie was speaking. Rushdie is of Indian descent. According to witnesses, the event took place just as the author was ready to be introduced after taking his seat on the stage.
The Bombay-born author, now 75, has received death threats from Islamists for years due to his novel, The Satanic Verses. Shortly after its release, the book was banned in various countries and the then-Supreme Leader of Iran issued a fatwa against Rushdie.
Bradley Fisher, a member of the audience, told Reuters, “A man jumped up on the stage from I don’t know where and started what looked like beating him on the chest, repeated fist strokes into his chest and neck,” The assailant was arrested shortly after the attack. The facts about him are as follows.
Hadi Matar, according to investigators, was the attacker in this case. According to reports, the 24-year-old man is a native of the New Jersey.
The police did not provide any details about the weapon. Investigators said they are still unable to pin down a motive. New York State Police Major Eugene Staniszewski said, “But we are working with the FBI, the Sheriff’s Office and we will determine what the cause of this was and what the motive of this attack was.”
According to Staniszewski, Rushdie walked out onto the stage at the Chautauqua Institution at precisely 10:47 a.m. local time.
“Shortly thereafter, the suspect jumped onto the stage and attacked Rushdie, stabbing him at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen,” he claimed.
Images captured the man being frog-marched to a police car while dressed in army fatigues and a buzzcut.
When asked what country Matar is from, Staniszewski said, “I don’t know yet.”
“process of obtaining search warrants for various items. There was a backpack located at the scene. There was also electronic devices” As the moment it is know that he was alone.