Polish city mayor stabbed on stage during charity event

WARSAW, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The mayor of northern Polish city of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz, was stabbed by a man while he was on stage of a charity event held in the Baltic city of Gdansk on Sunday evening, local media reported.

According to the Polish Press Agency (PAP), Adamowicz was attacked during the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. He was immediately taken to hospital and is in serious condition. The suspect was arrested at the scene.

Grazyna Wawryniuk, the spokeswoman for the Gdansk Regional Prosecutor's Office, told PAP that the investigation was taken immediately after the incident. "Four prosecutors are working very intensively, together with police officers," Wawryniuk said.

Polish broadcaster TVN reported that the attacker shouted on the stage that he was imprisoned under the government of Civic Platform, a party to which the mayor formerly belonged, despite being innocent.

[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]


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