Mayor critical after stabbing
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.”