Author Salman Rushdie 

In the 1980s, Iran’s leader sent death threats to Salman Rushdie because of his book “The Satanic Verses.” 

On Friday, a man rushed the stage as Rushdie was about to give a talk in western New York and stabbed him in the neck and abdomen.

A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital and underwent surgery. His agent, Andrew Wylie, said the writer...

An Associated Press reporter saw the attacker meet Rushdie on stage at the Chautauqua Institution and stab or punch...

Dr. Martin Haskell, a physician who was among those who rushed to help, described Rushdie’s wounds as “serious but recoverable.”

Event moderator Henry Reese, 73, a co-founder of an organization that offers residencies to writers facing persecution...

Reese suffered a facial injury and was treated and released from a hospital, police said. He and Rushdie were due to discuss...

A state trooper and a county sheriff’s deputy were sent to Rushdie’s talk, and the trooper, according to state police, made the arrest.

Matar, like other visitors, had obtained a pass to enter the institution’s 750-acre grounds, President Michael Hill said.

Nathaniel Barone, the public defender representing the suspect, said he was still gathering information and would not say anything else.