The author Salman Rushdie is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed on stage at an event in upstate New York.
The 75-year-old writer had been subjected to death threats by Iran in the 1980s – when Ayatollah Khomeini declared his works to be blasphemous.
New York’s governor said a state police officer intervened – saving Sir Salman’s life – as well as the event’s moderator who was also injured.
The attack took place at an event at the Chautauqua Institution in the west of New York state.
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