As Twitchy reported Friday, author Salman Rushdie was stabbed as he was about to give a talk at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York State. Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini had issued a fatwa against Rushdie in 1989 after the publication of “The Satanic Verses.”

According to the Associated Press, state police say they have a suspect in custody, but the motive for the stabbing remains unclear.

How long do you think until law enforcement uncovers a motive?

In the meantime, here’s Reuters reporting on how the stabbing has upended the tranquil Chautauqua Institution.