Highlights

  • Hadi Matar is a 24-year-old resident of Fairview, New Jersey
  • Matar had bought a ticket to Friday's talk
  • He stabbed Salman Rushdie at least once in the neck and the stomach, police said

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Police have not determined a motive for Matar’s attack on Rushdie, though FBI has joined the investigation.

The man accused of stabbing author Salman Rushdie on a stage in western New York is a 24-year-old man from Fairview, New Jersey.

In a news release, police identified the suspect as 24-year-old Hadi Matar.

Police said Rushdie was about to speak at a literary festival hosted by the Chautauqua Institution when Matar allegedly rushed on stage and stabbed him at least once in the neck and the stomach.

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Police have not determined a motive for Matar’s attack on Rushdie, though FBI has joined the investigation.

The exact charges against Matar, who had bought a ticket to Friday’s talk, would also depend on Rushdie’s condition following the stabbing.

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