A shocking piece of news has quickly spread across the internet, revealing that police have identified the suspect who attacked novelist Salman Rushdie as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey.
He repeatedly stabbed the author of ‘Satanic Verses’ at a public speaking event at Chautauqua Institution in New York on August 12, shocking the world. This news is capturing a lot of people’s attention and raising a lot of questions in their minds.
According to the report, law enforcement officials stated that the author was stabbed at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen. ”
Rushdie was taken to a nearby local hospital for surgery, while the attacker was apprehended and is being held by the New York State Police. The police are looking into the matter, and the interrogation is still going on.
Who Is Hadi Matar?
Hadi Matar is a New Jersey native who repeatedly stabbed 75-year-old author Salman Rushdie. Authorities are still investigating Mata’s nationality and any criminal records he may have.
According to New York State Police Maj. Eugene J. Staniszewski, a preliminary review of Matar’s social media revealed that he had “sympathies for Shia extremism and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC.”
His injured news is spreading on social media, and people are trying to find out all the details. According to reports, Matar had a pass to attend the lecture where Rushdie was scheduled to speak.
While the authorities continue to investigate the motive for his attack, they believe Matar acted alone and without assistance. The FBI is assisting the New York State Police in their investigation.
The Sheriff’s bomb squad members deemed a backpack believed to have been left behind by Matar at the venue safe. We have provided all pertinent information about the news. If we learn of any new information, we will post it here first. Stay tuned for more information.