Salman Rushdie: The man accused of assault was remanded in custody without bail

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The suspect in the attack on author Salman Rushdie has been charged with attempted murder, police said.

After the attack, police arrested Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey.

Matar has been formally charged with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault,” Chautauqua District Attorney Jason Schmidt said in a statement Saturday.

“He was arraigned on these charges last night and was remanded in custody without bail,” the statement added.

Mr Rushdie, 75, suffered liver damage, severed nerves in an arm and an eye, was on a ventilator and unable to speak, his agent Andrew Wylie said on Friday night.

“The news is not good. Salman is likely to lose an eye, nerves in his arm have been severed and his liver has been stabbed and damaged,” his agent Andrew Wylie said in a written statement.

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