Mayor crit­i­cal after stab­bing

The Daily Courier - - WORLD -

WAR­SAW, Poland — A man with a knife rushed on stage dur­ing a char­ity event and stabbed a Pol­ish mayor in the ab­domen Sun­day, leav­ing the politi­cian in grave con­di­tion. Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamow­icz grabbed his belly and col­lapsed.

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.”

Pol­ish broad­caster TVN said the as­sailant shouted from the stage that he had been wrongly im­pris­oned un­der a pre­vi­ous na­tional gov­ern­ment led by Civic Plat­form, a party to which the mayor for­merly be­longed. The sus­pected at­tacker was ar­rested.

Storm pun­ishes swath of U.S.

A win­ter storm that con­trib­uted to at least five deaths in the Mid­west pum­meled the mid-At­lantic for a sec­ond day Sun­day, bring­ing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, can­celled flights and caused hun­dreds of crashes.

Vir­ginia State Po­lice said they re­sponded to more than 300 traf­fic crashes and helped nearly 200 dis­abled ve­hi­cles in Vir­ginia from mid­night to late Sun­day af­ter­noon.

The storm knocked out power to nearly 200,000 peo­ple in Vir­ginia and North Carolina at its height Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to Pow­erOu­tage.us.

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice re­ported nearly a halfinch of ice in some sec­tions of North Carolina, lead­ing to fallen trees and power lines, but other ar­eas of the state got mostly a cold rain or freez­ing pre­cip­i­ta­tion.

Among those killed in the Mid­west dur­ing the storm was an Illi­nois state trooper struck by a car when he re­sponded to a three-ve­hi­cle crash Sat­ur­day in Chicago.

State Po­lice Direc­tor Leo Sch­mitz told re­porters Christo­pher Lam­bert, 34, was headed home when he pulled over and got out of his squad car. Sch­mitz said Lam­bert po­si­tioned his squad car to pro­tect the other three cars and “took on the dan­ger him­self.”

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