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Polish mayor dies after being stabbed on stage at charity event

France 24 Monday, 14 January 2019
Poland's health minister said Monday that Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz has died after being stabbed in front of hundreds of people at a charity event on Sunday.Video footage showed the attacker bursting onto the podium and launching himself at Adamowicz, 53, who had been waving sparklers with others on stage at the Sunday evening fundraiser. After knifing the mayor several times, the man turned to the crowd with his arms raised triumphantly but was quickly tackled to the ground by security guards and arrested.
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Mayor of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz is in a critical condition after being stabbed at a charity event. The long-time mayor was standing on stage when a man rushed towards him and stabbed him with a knife. The suspect is reported to have shouted that he spent five years in prison because of the mayor’s...

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