YS Jaganmohan Reddy attacked with knife at Visakhapatnam airport
YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy was injured in a knife attack on Thursday near the VIP lounge of the VisVisakhapatnam international airport, police sources said.
Reddy had reached the airport to board a scheduled flight to Hyderabad. As he was nearing the VIP lounge, a man identified by police as Srinivas, a worker at the food joint in the airport, approached Reddy to offer him a cup of coffee, according to Malla Vijay Prasad, the president of the YSRCP in Visakhapatnam.
“Srinivas suddenly whipped out a blade that is normally used during rooster fights and lunged at Reddy. He clearly wanted to stab Reddy in the neck, but Reddy deflected the blade with his hand, and suffered an injury on his shoulder. Srinivas was overpowered by YSRCP workers, and handed over to the police at the airport,” Vijay Prasad, who was with Reddy at the time, told to press. Srinivas has been detained by the police.