Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on the stage in New York

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The world famous writer, who is 75 years old, attended a lecture series at the Chautauqua Institution as a guest speaker when the incident occurred.

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The suspect was immediately detained and Rushdie was transported to the local hospital.

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Staniszewski also said that the interviewer, Henry Reese, was hospitalized because of a small head injury and had been released since then.

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Reese is one of the founders of the City of Asylum, a residency program for the writer in exile, and is on stage with Rushdie during the attack.

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"I will say we take our security steps very, very seriously," he said at a press conference.

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The institution said he had a state police and Sheriff officials who were present because of how important this special event was. Matar has bought bait to the event like the one at other events, Hill explained.

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"What we experienced in Chautauqua today is an incident that is not like anything in our history for almost 150 years," Hill said. "Today, now, we are called to take fear and the worst of all human qualities; hate."

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