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Poland: Gdansk mayor stabbing suspect used media pass - police01:05

Poland: Gdansk mayor stabbing suspect used media pass - police

Poland, Gdansk
January 14, 2019 at 00:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

The mayor of the northern Polish city of Gdansk was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on Saturday, after being stabbed in the abdomen on stage at a charity event in his city.

Pawel Adamowicz was speaking during a fundraiser organised by Poland's largest charitable organisation, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, when he was attacked.

The suspected attacker, a 27 year-old Gdansk local with an extensive criminal record, was arrested at the scene.

According to a police spokesperson the suspect gained access to the stage with a media pass, but it is not yet known how it was acquired.

Poland: Gdansk mayor stabbing suspect used media pass - police01:05
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The mayor of the northern Polish city of Gdansk was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on Saturday, after being stabbed in the abdomen on stage at a charity event in his city.

Pawel Adamowicz was speaking during a fundraiser organised by Poland's largest charitable organisation, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, when he was attacked.

The suspected attacker, a 27 year-old Gdansk local with an extensive criminal record, was arrested at the scene.

According to a police spokesperson the suspect gained access to the stage with a media pass, but it is not yet known how it was acquired.