Hadi Matar is currently making the headlines after stabbing renowned author Salma Rushdie at a literary event in New York state on August 12, 2022.
Mr. Rushdie was set to speak at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York on Friday morning about the United States as a safe haven for exiled writers, but Hadi Matar rushed the stage instead.
According to the police and eyewitnesses, the attacker stabbed Mr. Rushdie, 75, multiple times in the stomach and neck before being restrained by an officer.
Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” in 1988 sparked fury throughout the world and led Iran to place a bounty on his life, was taken by helicopter to a hospital after he was found unconscious.
Because of the vicious nature of the assault, blood was sprayed all over the screen that was behind him. The individual who was responsible for the attack was taken into custody by the police quite quickly.
Reports stated that police had arrived at Matar’s New Jersey home to conduct a search.
According to the story, a crowd formed at the intersection of Morningside Avenue and 7th Street, not far from where Hadi Matar was supposed to be living. On Friday night, police sealed off the road leading up to the house.
Is Hadi Matar Married?
There is no information about Hadi Matar’s relationship status as of now.
We are still awaiting additional information regarding Matar’s personal life, such as the identities of his parents and whether or not he was dating anyone.