International Desk: British novelist Salman Rushdie was attacked. AP reports that the attack on Salman Rushdie took place on the stage of a speech in New York on Friday.

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Salman Rushdie received numerous death threats after writing The Satanic Verses.

Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie was speaking at an event at the Chattanooga Institute at the time of the attack.

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Witnesses said they saw a man run near the stage. He was punched or stabbed.

In a video that surfaced online, organizers of the event can be seen rushing to him immediately after the incident.



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