Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz has been injured on Sunday evening by a knife attacker. His condition was serious, said Poland’s Minister of the interior Joachim Brudzinski of the channel TVN24. He condemned the attack as an “act of barbarism”.

According to the newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza” was revived by the mayor on the spot and then taken to the hospital. There, he will have the surgery, reports Polish media.

He was medically well supplied, said one of the Doctors of the University hospital, the TV station TVN24. For more information on Adamowiczs state of health it was first. For Monday, the hospital announced in a press conference.

The attack occurred during the final of a nationwide fundraiser. The attackers had stormed according to media reports, the stage and Adamowicz with a knife attacked. He should repeatedly have the chance.

motive might have been revenge for a prison sentence, write in Polish media. The man to have shouted during the attack that he was innocent sat in jail, it said citing eyewitnesses.

The attacker was overwhelmed on the stage by the security forces and then arrested by the police. According to officials, the 27-year-old man was previously convicted.

The 53-Year-old Adamowicz since 1998, mayor of Gdansk.

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