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Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed during rally

The incident is the latest in a long line of violent acts against prominent politicians in Brazil in 2018

Jair Bolsonaro stabbed during rally
Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed during rally in Juiz de Fora. Photo: Antonio Scorza/Shutterstock

Right-wing presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed in the stomach this afternoon during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais. While being carried on the shoulders of supporters through the town center, Mr. Bolsonaro was attacked by a member of the public wielding a kitchen knife. The candidate is currently stable after undergoing surgery.

The perpetrator was detained and has been identified as Adélio Bispo de Oliveira, 40. According to information on the scene, he was badly beaten and has been taken to the hospital. According to the police report, while being carted...

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