Salman, who was preparing to address an event at Chautauqua institution in Chautauqua on August 12, was stabbed 12 times by a male attacker. A spokesperson for the district attorney’s office told NBC News that the attack occurred in the face, neck and abdomen areas. The author was airlifted to a hospital and the suspect was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault.

Zafar continued, “We are so grateful to all the audience members who bravely leapt to his defence and administered first aid along with the police and doctors who have cared for him and for the outpouring of love and support from around the world. Please continue to keep us informed and be kind as we support our loved ones in this difficult time.

Padma is Salman’s fourth and final wife. Zafar was his mother. Clarissa Luard, Elizabeth West—with whom he shares a 23-year-old son, Milan RushdiePlease see the following: Marianne Wiggins.

New Jersey police arrest suspect in stabbing Hadi Matar, has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault.