Literary figures, public officials shocked over attack on Salman Rushdie

The news is not good" after the author was stabbed at an event in New York state.

Police detained a suspect named as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey.

Now on a ventilator and unable to speak

New York State Police said the suspect ran onto the stage  

He was taken to a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, by helicopter.