Polish Mayor Is Stabbed on Stage at Charity Event

A left-leaning mayor in Poland was stabbed on Sunday night by an assailant with political grievances, officials said.

Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of the northern coastal city of Gdansk, was stabbed in the heart while he spoke at a fund-raiser organized by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, The Associated Press reported.

The assailant shouted from the stage that he had been wrongly imprisoned under a previous national government led by Civic Platform, a centrist party, The A.P. said.

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