The popular Polish mayor fights for life after being stabbed live on the stage by shouting a knifemeur at a charity event
- Pawel Adamowicz was attacked on Sunday evening with a sharp object in Gdansk
- Officials said he was in a serious condition after an "act of inexplicable barbarity".
- The male attacker reportedly shouted that he had been imprisoned improperly
Tim Stickings for Mailonline
The mayor of a Polish city is in a very serious condition after being stabbed on stage during a charity event.
Pawel Adamowicz, mayor of the port city of Gdansk, was attacked with a sharp tool during a fundraising event in the city tonight.
The attacker allegedly yelled out of the stage that he had been imprisoned imprisoned when the former party of the mayor was in power.
& # 39; Therefore, Adamowicz, & # 39; said the attacker.
Pawel Adamowicz (photo on Sunday evening), mayor of the port city of Gdansk, was attacked with a sharp object during a charity event in the city tonight
Adamowicz lies on the floor while doctors come to his aid during the charity event in Gdansk
A man is held on the ground by security personnel after he has attacked the mayor of Gdansk
Minister of the Interior Joachim Brudzinski said that Mr Adamowicz was hospitalized in a very serious condition and called the stabbing an "act of inexplicable barbarism."
A Polish broadcaster said that a man had jumped on stage at about 8 pm and said the mayor had seen his belly.
Radio Gdansk reported that Mr Adamowicz was close to his heart when the attacker called off the stage.
A police spokesperson from Gdansk said that the attacker, who was being held by the police, was a 27-year-old who lived in the city.
Adamowicz later underwent surgery, while deputy mayor Piotry Grzelak was quoted by the PAP news agency.
Adamowicz was mayor of Gdansk, a port on the Baltic coast, since 1998.
He was part of the democratic opposition that was born in the city in the 1980s under the direction of Lech Walesa and helped to overthrow the communist regime.
As mayor he is seen as a progressive voice and has supported LGBT rights and tolerance for minorities.
He showed solidarity with the Jewish community when the synagogue of the city broke windows last year and strongly denounced vandalism.
A man holds a sharp object just after he has stabbed Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz in Gdansk
A female medic follows the mayor of Gdansk after being stabbed and critically injured
An ambulance thought that Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was on his way to the hospital
The university clinical center, in which the wounded mayor of Gdansk is treated
Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister of the European Council, wrote on Twitter: & # 39; Let's all pray for Mayor Adamowicz. Pawel, we're with you. & # 39;
President Andrzej Duda said that while he and the mayor had political differences, today I am unconditional with him and his loved ones, just as – I hope – we are all compatriots. I pray for his return to health and full strength & # 39 ;.
The collection event was organized by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, the main charity organization of Poland.
It raises money for medical equipment. The poorly-based healthcare system in Poland is struggling to foresee.