Salman Rushdie: New York police say author’s condition unknown after he was stabbed in neck – live

New York state police say suspect has been taken into custody after stabbing author as he prepared to give speech in Chautauqua near Erie

Full story: Salman Rushdie attacked onstage at New York event

Here are more reactions on Rushdie’s stabbing from those in the writing community, from Maya Yang for the Guardian:

Journalists, writers and celebrities reacted with shock and horror after author Salman Rushdie was attacked onstage at an event in New York state on Friday.

Rushdie was attacked as he was about to deliver a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, according to witnesses. Police later said he had been taken to hospital with an apparent stabbing wound to the neck.

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