The man accused of stabbing author Salman Rushdie near Buffalo has pleaded not guilty to charges in an indictment unveiled earlier today.
24-year-old Hadi Matar of New Jersey is charged with 2nd-degree attempted murder and 2nd-degree assault.
Matar allegedly rushed the stage at Chautauqua Institution last Friday and repeatedly knifed Rushdie in the arm and eye.
In a video interview from jail, Hadi Matar told the New York Post he was surprised Rushdie survived.
Matar is due back in court on September 22nd.