Salman Rushdie was attacked today in New York while he was preparing to deliver a lecture. The identity of the attacker has been unknown till now. Who is the man who attacked Salman Rushdie?
Who is Hadi Matar, the suspect who attacked Salman Rushdie.
Hadi Matar is a 24 year old. He attacked Salman Rushdie by stabbing him in the Neck at least one and at at least once in the abdomen.
The New York Govevor, Kathy Hochul told reporters Friday a state trooper “stood up and saved (Rushdie’s) life and protected him as well as the moderator who was attacked as well”.
The horror attack was done on Friday morning by Hadi Matar who was in all black and is said to come from Fairview,New Jersey.
Eye witnesses who were at the auditorium say Hadi Matar had jump on stage from the left side and started attacking him. The gathering were asked to evacuate with the view that Hadi Matar might have left a backpack near the stage.
How was Hadi Matar arrested?
Hadi Matar who had a pass to accessed the place was taken into custody by a state trooper and sheriff’s deputy assigned to the event.
CNN reports that “authorities are also working to obtain search warrants for several items found at the scene, including a backpack and electronic devices, Staniszewski said. Authorities believe the suspect was alone but are investigating “to make sure that was the case.”