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Salman Rushdie’s Attacker Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder

Salman Rushdie's Attacker Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder

The suspected attacker of Salman Rushdie pleaded not guilty on Thursday. (File)

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The suspected attacker of Salman Rushdie pleaded not guilty on Thursday to attempted murder and assault charges at a court hearing in upstate New York.

Speaking through his lawyer, Hadi Matar, 24, reiterated his plea of not guilty to charges he faces for allegedly storming the stage at a literary event last week and stabbing the British novelist several times in the neck and abdomen.

The judge ordered he remain detained without bail.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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