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Polish Mayor in ‘Very Serious' Condition After Being Stabbed Onstage

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Time

A convicted criminal with a knife rushed on to the stage during the finale of a charity event and stabbed a Polish mayor in the abdomen multiple times Sunday before shouting that he did it for political revenge, in an attack that left the politician fighting for his life.
Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz grabbed his belly and collapsed in front of the audience during the “Lights to Heaven” fundraiser organized by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, Poland's most important charity.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said he was informed that “doctors succeeded in reanimating the heart of the seriously injured Mayor Pawel Adamowicz and there is hope, but his condition is very difficult.” He called for people to pray for the mayor.
Adamowicz was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery. Medical officials appealed for blood donations. More than five hours after the attack there were no updates on his condition. Gdansk Archbishop Slawoj Leszek Glod went to the hospital while the operation...

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