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Hit in the heart with a knife: Polish mayor fights for life

A convicted man stormed the stage during a charity event Sunday at the 20-time and thrust a Polish mayor in the heart and the stomach with a knife.

It informs news agency the Associated Press.

the Mayor of Gdansk, 53-year-old Pawel Adamowicz, the grip itself to the stomach and collapsed to the eyes of hundreds of spectators.

Doctors revived Adamowicz, before he was taken by ambulance to the hospital. On the night of Monday, the doctors are struggling to save the mayor's life.

The alleged perpetrator overmandes of the guards after knivangrebet. Photo: Piotr Hukalo / East News / AFP

Early Monday morning, informs a senior physician Tomasz Stefaniak, Adamowicz still alive after a five hours long surgery.

- The next hours are crucial, says Stefaniak and denote the mayor's condition as very serious.

After the attack cried the offender from the scene, that he had been unfairly treated and was out for revenge, writes the Associated Press.

- I have been in prison but are innocent ... they tortured me... it is, therefore, Adamowicz was killed, it sounded supposedly from the perpetrator.

the Police have subsequently identified the suspect as a 27-year-old man, who among other things has been in prison for the bank robberies. He has been arrested.

Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was the night to Monday surgery at this hospital in Gdansk. His condition is described as very serious. Photo: Agencja Gazeta/Michal Ryniak via REUTERS

Interior minister Joachim Brudzinski refers to the attack as ’an incomprehensible barbaric act’.

at the same time shall send the UNION president Donald Tusk, who is Polish, warm thoughts to the mayor.

- Let us all pray for the mayor Adamowicz. Pawel, we are with you, says in a comment from Tusk.

Adamowicz has been the mayor of Gdansk since 1998. He is a part of the democratic opposition, which occurred in the city during the former Solidarity leader Lech Walesas management.

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