It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the state police.

“State Police are investigating the attack on writer Salman Rushdie before speaking at the Chautauqua Institute in New York State... Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and airlifted to a local hospital.

His condition is not yet known," the ministry said.

Along with this, it is specified that the interviewer, who was next to the writer, received a slight head injury, and the attacker was detained.

Previously unknown attacked British writer Salman Rushdie in New York.