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Salman Rushdie's suspected attacker named as 24-year-old Hadi Matar

New York State Police have named the suspected attacker of Sir Salman Rushdie as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, who was taken into custody following the incident. Sir Salman, whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was about to deliver a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua some 65 miles south-west of Buffalo, when the incident occurred.

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