Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in the heart on stage

(CNN)The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, a well-known critic of his country’s rightwing government, died on Monday, one day after he was stabbed by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event.

Thousands of people witnessed Sunday’s attack on Pawel Adamowicz, 53, who was rushed to hospital where he underwent a five-hour long operation before succumbing to his injuries. He was stabbed in the heart and stomach.
The brazen attack took place during the finale of a children’s hospital charity event, known as the Great Orchestra of Christmas, when Adamowicz was thanking everyone who had helped raise funds for medical equipment.

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