Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck and abdomen on stage at US event – as suspect identified

Author Sir Salman Rushdie, who has faced death threats for his novel The Satanic Verses, has been stabbed at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen while on stage at an event in New York state.

The Indian-born British author has been airlifted to hospital but his condition is not yet known. He is still undergoing surgery.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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