Brazilian Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Stabbed During Rally

The right-wing candidate was stabbed in the stomach region, sustained serious injuries and underwent surgery to stop internal bleeding.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, was stabbed on Thursday afternoon, while attending a campaign rally in the town of Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais. According to his son, the candidate was struck with a knife that pierced his mid-section and has since undergone an operation.

“Unfortunately, it was more serious than we had expected,” said Flavio Bolsonaro, the candidate’s son through his Twitter account.

“The perforation reached part of the liver, the lung and the intestine loop. He lost a lot . . .

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