Attacker on writer Rushdie was taken into custody

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 Rushdie's attacker was taken into custody

The man who attacked famous writer Salman Rushdie has been charged. In addition, he was taken into custody without bail.

Chatoquah District Attorney Jason Schmidt said in a statement, according to the Times of Israel.

“To the person responsible for yesterday's assault, hadi mataru formally charged with attempted murder in the second degree and assault in the second degree. He was taken into custody without bail,” the prosecutor said.

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