Pawel Adamowicz: Gdansk mayor stabbed at charity event
The mayor of the Polish town of Gdansk has been significantly injured after being stabbed on level at the rustic’s largest charity event, officers say.
Pawel Adamowicz, 53, needed to be resuscitated after the assault and is in a important situation in sanatorium.
The 27-year-old suspect, who has a legal document, has been detained.
He reportedly shouted that he have been wrongfully imprisoned below the former govt, led via the mayor’s former birthday party.
The incident happened at the finale of the once a year Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity event, which was once attended via masses of folks.
The suspect, who was once launched from jail just lately, had get admission to to the scene the usage of a media badge, Polish media say.
Television pictures confirmed him shouting “Adamowicz is dead.”
The stabbing, throughout an event that raises cash for kids’s hospitals, has stunned Poland, the BBC’s Adam Easton in Warsaw studies.
Mr Adamowicz is a well known political determine who has been mayor of Gdansk, a Baltic port town, for 20 years, our correspondent provides.
Moments sooner than the assault, he posted an image on his Instagram from the level of the event, the place dozens of folks had been keeping white lighting fixtures.
The in style mayor, a former member of Poland’s major opposition Civic Platform birthday party, is noticed as a liberal voice and has supported rights for minorities.
Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski stated the assault was once “an act of inexplicable barbarism”.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated on Twitter: “The attack on life and health of Paul Adamowicz is worthy of the highest condemnation.”
Also on Twitter, President Andrzej Duda stated: “I pray for his go back to well being and entire power.“