CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Author Salman Rushdie was attacked and stabbed at a literary event in Chautauqua County, New York Friday.

Reports say, an assailant rushed the stage soon after Rushdie’s introduction and attacked him.


The man proceeded to punch or stab Rushdie, who was scheduled to talk at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., some 75 miles south of Buffalo.

Sources say, Rushdie survived the attack and is expected to recover.

The attacker was taken into custody.

Rushdie’s work earned him death threats from the Iranian government in the 1980s, and his book “The Satanic Verses” was banned in the country in 1988, reports NYPost.


Geo quick facts: Chautauqua County is the westernmost county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2020 census, the population was 127,657. Its county seat is Mayville, and its largest city is Jamestown – Wikipedia.