Polish mayor stabbed on stage, dies

Polish mayor stabbed on stage, dies

Pawel Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, died on Monday of his wounds a day after being stabbed by a former convict who rushed onto the stage during one of Poland’s biggest annual charity events. 

Polish officials said the day of Adamowicz’s funeral would be a national day of mourning. 

 Television footage of the attack showed a man screaming “Adamowicz is dead!” as he rushed onto the stage and stabbed the mayor, who crumpled to the floor. 

Speaking on the stage before he was arrested, the attacker accused the mayor’s former party of putting him in prison, where he said he was tortured. 

Psychiatrists will assess if the attacker can be held criminally responsible for his actions, prosecutor Krzysztof Sierak said.

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