63-yr-old Brazilian presidential candidate stabbed during rally

63-yr-old Brazilian presidential candidate stabbed during rally

Pandemonium struck in the city of Juiz de Fora, about 200km north of Rio de Janeiro when Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed during a rally.

Reports say Bolsonaro who was campaigning with his supporters close to a philanthropic cancer hospital was stabbed in the lower part of his stomach by an unidentified attacker.

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The assailant was later arrested while the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

GloboNews, a Brazilian 24-hour television news channel, said Bolsonaro was taken to a hospital in Juiz de Fora, where he underwent surgery.

The channel said the right-wing leader has suffered a “serious” liver injury as a result of the attack.


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