On Aug. 12, Salman was making ready to talk at an occasion on the Chautauqua Establishment in Chautauqua, NY, when a male attacker rushed the stage and stabbed him about 12 instances in areas equivalent to his face, neck, stomach and chest, a district lawyer’s workplace spokesperson instructed NBC Information. The writer was airlifted to a hospital and the suspect was arrested and charged with tried homicide and assault.
Zafar continued, “We’re so grateful to all of the viewers members who bravely leapt to his defence and administered first assist together with the police and docs who’ve cared for him and for the outpouring of affection and assist from all over the world. We ask for continued endurance and privateness because the household come collectively at his bedside to assist and assist him via this time.”
Padma was Salman’s fourth spouse. He was beforehand married to Zafar’s mom, Clarissa Luard, Elizabeth West—with whom he shares a 23-year-old son, Milan Rushdie, and Marianne Wiggins.
The stabbing suspect, New Jersey man Hadi Matar, has pleaded not responsible to fees of second-degree tried homicide and second-degree assault.