State Police are investigating an attack on author Salman Rushdie prior to a speaking event at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. UPDATE On August 12, 2022, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Hadi Matar, 24 of Fairview, NJ for Attempted Murder 2nd degree (B Felony) and Assault 2nd degree. Matar was processed at SP Jamestown and transported to Chautauqua County Jail. **Matar was arraigned in centralized arraignment on August 13, 2022 and was remanded without bail at Chautauqua County Jail.
CORRECTION On August 12, 2022, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation out of SP Clarence arrested *Jered C. Menter, 31 of Buffalo, NY for Grand Larceny 3rd degree, Identity Theft 1st degree and Forgery 2nd degree all class D felonies. NYSP believe more victims exist. If you have any information contact the NYSP at 585-344-6200
On August 11, 2022, Troopers out of SP Amity arrested Shawn I. Deahn, 35 of Allegany County, NY for Attempted Murder 2nd degree, Assault 1st degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, Criminal Contempt 1st degree.
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