Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in New York: US media

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Aug 13 2022 12:04 AM

British-Indian author Salman Rushdie EPA-EFE
British-Indian author Salman Rushdie attends a book reading event in Berlin, Germany, on November 11, 2019. Hayoung Jeon, EPA-EFE/file

British author Salman Rushdie, whose controversial writings made him the target of a fatwa that forced him into hiding, was attacked on stage Friday in western New York state, US media reported.

Video footage showed people rushing to his aid after he was attacked at the event in Chautauqua County, with police confirming a stabbing while declining to immediately identify the victim.

More details to follow.