Salman Rushdie attacker faces charges of attempted murder and assault

Updated: Aug 13 2022 9:01PM

Salman Rushdie attacker faces charges of attempted murder and assault

New York, Aug 13 (PTI) A 24-year-old New Jersey man who stabbed Mumbai-born author Salman Rushdie at a literary event in New York state is facing charges of attempted murder and assault, police said on Saturday.

The New York State Police Jamestown, which is investigating the attack on prior to a speaking event at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, said that on Friday the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey for “attempted murder 2nd degree and assault 2nd degree”.

Matar was processed at SP Jamestown and transported to Chautauqua County Jail and will be arraigned in centralised arraignment on Saturday.