Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed

National Social Liberal Party presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters as he gets a shoulder ride from a member of his security detail in Brasilia's Ceilandia neighborhood Brazil Wednesday Sept. 5 2018. Brazilians go to the polls

The internet news portal G1 posted cellphone video, apparently obtained from police, of de Oliveira being questioned.

Police said the suspected attacker was in custody.

Bolsonaro, 63, suffered intestinal damage and serious internal bleeding, said Dr. Luiz Henrique Borsato, one of the surgeons who operated on the candidate. Analysts said Thursday's attack may potentially give his candidacy a fresh momentum.

Brazil's President Michel Temer commented on the attack during an event in the nation's capital, saying, "The intolerance that there's been in Brazilian society is unacceptable". However, there has never been an assassination attempt against a Brazilian presidential candidate, according to Dr David Fleischer, professor emeritus of political science at University of Brasilia.

"They call us on the right the intolerant, the violent ones, but those who are intolerant and violent are them", Engler said, referring to leftist voters.

Bolsonaro's son, Eduardo, also a congressman, said his father had lost two liters (4.23 pints) of blood from the ordeal.

The attack was the latest freakish twist in a presidential race in which the most popular candidate, former president and leftist hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is trying to run from prison.

He has promised to fill his government with current and former military leaders.

The public's anger is partially responsible for making this year's campaign the most unpredictable in years for Brazil, and the attack could lead to another seismic shift.

Mr Bolsonaro's outspoken rhetoric and his defence of law and order appealed to many who blamed the left for corruption and the economic crisis.

Underling Brazil's divisions, people took to Twitter to either to decry the stabbing and ask for prayers for Bolsonaro or to say the candidate had brought it upon himself and even may have staged it. Former environment minister Marina Silva and left-wing candidate Ciro Gomes each have 12 per cent. Mr Fernando Haddad, Lula's likely substitute, has 6 per cent. Brazil will hold general elections next month.

In March, while da Silva was on a campaign tour in southern Brazil before his imprisonment, gunshots hit buses in his caravan.

Brazil's stocks.BVSP and currency BRBY extended gains after the stabbing as traders bet the incident could boost support for Bolsonaro, who has tapped a University of Chicago-trained banker as his main economic adviser. No one was hurt.

In the months before the 2016 city council elections in Baixada Fluminense, a region the size of Denmark surrounding Rio de Janeiro, at least 13 politicians or candidates were murdered before ballots were cast.

"They made Bolsonaro a martyr", said Jonatan Valente, a student who joined a small vigil in Sao Paulo for the wounded candidate. "'I think the left shot itself in the foot because with this attack they will end up electing Bolsonaro'".

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