Author Salman Rushdie has been attacked as he was about to give a lecture in western New York, reports AP

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A male suspect ran up onto stage at a speaking event & attacked Salman Rushdie & an interviewer at 11 am (local time), today in Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua. Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to his neck & was transported by helicopter to a hospital: NY State Police

Salman Rushdie attack incident: He is alive and has been transported, airlifted, to safety… The event moderator was attacked as well; he’s getting the care he needs at a local hospital: Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York State, USA