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Brazil presidential candidate in serious condition after stabbing

by VTV408 September 2018 Last updated at 10:22 AM

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro leaves an agribusiness fair in Esteio, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil August 29, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)
Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro leaves an agribusiness fair in Esteio, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil August 29, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

VTV.vn - The leading candidate in Brazil's presidential election is in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed at a campaign rally, doctors said.

Jair Bolsonaro, 63, was stabbed in the city of Juiz de Fora, about 200km north of Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday. The far-right presidential candidate underwent emergency surgery for a wound in the abdomen and could take two months to fully recover.

Bolsonaro, whose agenda includes cracking down on crime in Latin America's largest country, being carried through a crowd by his supporters when he is suddenly stabbed with a knife to the lower part of his stomach.

The attacker was arrested right away.

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