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Poland : gdańsk mayor in knife attack suffered life-threatening injuries

On the open stage of Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz has been injured, on Sunday evening at a charity event by a man with a knife heavy. He hovers after emergency surgery more in danger of their lives. "The Patient lives," said the surgeon, Tomasz Stefaniak, after the five-hour Operation at the University hospital of the Polish port town in the night on Monday. His condition was "very, very serious": "The next hours will be decisive." Accordingly, the mayor was wounded in the heart and other organs.

Behind the fact, a revenge action was suspected. The offender to have shouted during the attack that he was innocent, have been in detention, it said citing eyewitnesses. The 27-year-old gdańsk, the according to Reports, due to Bank robberies more than a five-year prison sentence had been served, was detained. On Monday it wants to hear the public Prosecutor's office. Polish politicians condemned the act.

Adamowicz was a member until 2015, the current opposition party, the civic platform PO. According to information from the Warsaw Ministry of the interior of the politicians was reanimated after the attack. Then he came to the hospital and was operated on, such as Adamowiczs spokeswoman Magdalena Skorupka-Kaczmarek said.

The attackers had stormed according to media reports, in the Finale of a nationwide fundraiser, the stage and Adamowicz attacked. The alleged perpetrator had been of the civic platform PO, the blame for his imprisonment, reported to the Agency PAP, citing the video recording of the deed.

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in order To in Polish media disseminated recordings was to see that the attacker was after the fact, on the stage, and triumphed, till he was overpowered by security personnel. "He was happy," said an eyewitness to the channel TVN24. The man was after his prison sentence is still not a long walk, media reported, citing investigators circles. The Pole shall come with a media accreditation in the vicinity of the stage at the fundraising gala, Adamowicz a speech was held.

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shook The fact during a well-known charity event of the Organisation WOSP Poland. During the annual Event of money for the equipment of children's hospitals is collected. The attack on the life and health Adamowiczs must be condemned in the strongest possible terms, wrote to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Twitter. The Minister of the interior Joachim Brudzinski said it was a "act of barbarism". (dpa, AFP)

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