Rita Landman, an endocrinologist who was in the audience, said that Rushdie had multiple stab wounds and a pool of blood.
“There was just one attacker,” said Elisabeth Healey, 75, who was in the audience. He ran with lightning speed over to him."
“It was very frightening and it gave me a pit in my stomach,” said Jane Bulette, 68, who has been coming for more than a decade.
“There was a huge security lapse,” said Bulette’s husband, John, 85 years, who witnessed the attack.