8/13, 1:08 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Police arrests Salman Rushdie's attacker

New York Police Department apprehended the Indian-born author Salman Rushdie's (pictured) attacker on Friday. The attacker was identified as Hadi Matar, aged 24, from Fairview, New Jersey. Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and abdomen as he was preparing to give a lecture in New York, after which he was flown to a hospital for surgery. The motive for the attack remains unclear.

The author's book "The Satanic Verses" drew criticism from Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who demanded Rushdie be executed over it.

Earlier on Friday, the United Kingdom outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his outrage over the incident.

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