Author Salman Rushdie’s attacker pleads not guilty

Updated: Aug 14 2022 12:39AM

New York, Aug 13 (PTI) A 24-year old New Jersey man charged with attempted murder and assault for attacking author Salman Rushdie has pleaded not guilty.

Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey was arraigned in centralised arraignment on Saturday and was remanded without bail at Chautauqua County Jail.

Authorities with New York State Police told PTI that Matar pleaded not guilty and was held in the Chautauqua County Jail.