Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed during event

2018-09-06 22:37

Jair Bolsonaro, a leading presidential candidate in Brazil, was stabbed on Thursday during a campaign event, though officials and his son said the injury is not life-threatening.

Numerous videos on social media showed Bolsonaro, whose platform includes cracking down on crime in Latin America’s largest nation, being stabbed with a knife to the lower part of his stomach. The candidate was seen flinching after the attack before going out of view.

Police spokesperson Flavio Santiago confirmed to The Associated Press that Bolsonaro had been stabbed and that his attacker was arrested.

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