Knifed mayor clings to life

The Queensland Times - - WORLD -

A MAYOR is fight­ing for his life after be­ing stabbed on stage by a con­victed crim­i­nal dur­ing the fi­nale of a char­ity event.

The man stabbed the Pol­ish mayor in the heart and ab­domen be­fore shout­ing that he did it for po­lit­i­cal re­venge. Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamow­icz grabbed his belly and col­lapsed in front of the au­di­ence at the “Lights to Heaven” fundraiser.

Mr Adamow­icz un­der­went five hours of surgery, said Dr To­masz Ste­fa­niak, one of the doc­tors treat­ing Mr Adamow­icz.

The at­tacker was ar­rested and is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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