⚠️ Graphic – Brazil: Presidential candidate—dubbed ‘the Brazilian Trump’— stabbed while campaigning
Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro—dubbed the ‘Brazilian Trump’— was stabbed while campaigning in Minas Gerais.
“Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed at an event in MG (Minas Gerais) but is out of danger,” his son Eduardo Bolsonaro tweeted. “I ask that you pray for him.”
Eduardo Bolsonaro said his father was stabbed in the abdomen.
Jair Bolsonaro was removed from the scene by supporters and taken to Santal Casa Hospital in Juiz de Fora, according to state-run Agencia Brasil.
The news agency said a person was detained.
Brazilian media has reported the candidate suffered a serious liver injury in the attack.
A hospital spokeswoman confirmed the 63-year-old is undergoing surgery.