Authorities in upstate New York are barring press from attending the arraignment of Hadi Matar, the New Jersey man accused of the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie.
Matar, 24, is scheduled to be arraigned at Chautauqua County Jail early Saturday, the place he was transferred from the New York State Police barracks in Jamestown after the Friday assault.
Matar allegedly rushed the stage the place Rushdie was about to offer a lecture on freedom of expression on the Chautauqua Establishment.
Rushdie is on a ventilator at UPMC Hamot in close by Erie, Pennsylvania, and should lose an eye fixed, in accordance with stories.
A spokesman for the New York State Unified Court docket System advised The Publish that the county jail isn’t arrange for press attendance.
“This can be a city and village court docket,” stated Lucian Chalfen. “In that county the central location occurs to be the jail. It’s as much as the Sheriff to accommodate if he can.”
Chautauqua County Warden Matthew Stuczynski denied The Publish and the Related Press entry to the general public court docket continuing, citing the “security and safety and good working order of the ability.”