Rushdi's attacker is being held in custody for attempted murder

PHOTO: Salman Rushdie after the attack on his way to the hospital - EPA EFE/@HoratioGates3

The man suspected of stabbing the British writer Salman Rushdie is being held without bail after being charged with attempted murder and assault, New York police said today.

The suspected attacker, the 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail today.

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