Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York

"The Satanic Verses" received death threats from Iran's leader in the 1980s

A man had stabbed him in the neck and stomach,

with a damaged liver, ruptured nerves in one arm and was likely to lose an eye

Police have identified the attacker as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey.

punched or stabbed 10 to 15 times while being offered to them

About 2,500 people in the audience included Rabbi Charles Sevenor.

The attacker ran to the stage" and began beating Mr. Rushdie.

It became clear that he was being beaten up,” Savner said. He added that the attack lasted about 20 seconds.