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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62524922

New York State Police said a male suspect ran up onto the stage and attacked Mr Rushdie and an interviewer.

"Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck," the police statement said.

The author was transported by helicopter to a local hospital. His condition is not currently known.

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4 hours ago, Futtocks said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62524922

New York State Police said a male suspect ran up onto the stage and attacked Mr Rushdie and an interviewer.

"Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck," the police statement said.

The author was transported by helicopter to a local hospital. His condition is not currently known.

Like many, I have tried and failed to read Rushdie but always felt it important that he carried on writing and living his life.

Hoping he pulls through; fearing he won't.

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You know it's grim when the only positive aspect of the news is that at least he's not dead.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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Authorities later identified the man suspected of stabbing Rushdie as 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, who had bought a pass to the event.
The New York Post, citing law enforcement sources, described the suspect Matar as being sympathetic toward the Iranian government. At a news briefing late Friday, authorities said a motive for the attack was unclear.

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Alot of drama over salmonella though I have to say

'Shaw cross juniors, Birkenshaw, Mirfield, Heckmondwike Panthers, Stainland Stags and then the Heavy woolen donkeys... WARDY, STOZZA, GT, KARL OR KEAR MUST OF DROPPED A DIGIT FROM MY MOBILE NUMBER! :clapping:

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