The mayor of the northern Polish town of Gdansk is mentioned to be in a very severe circumstance after being stabbed at the same time as on level at an event for the country's maximum critical charity.

Pawel Adamowicz was attacked with a pointy tool throughout the fundraising finale organized through the fantastic Orchestra of Christmas Charity.

The u . S . A .'s indoors minister, Joachim Brudzinski, said Adamowicz changed into hospitalized in a totally severe situation.

He referred to as the stabbing "an act of inexplicable barbarity."

Broadcaster VN24 says a suspect turned into detained. Different Polish media stated that a knife turned into used inside the assault.

Polish broadcaster TVN mentioned the assailant shouted from the level that he changed into imprisoned beneath the government of Civic Platform, a party to which the mayor formerly belonged.

peers send their prayers

ecu Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister who co-based Civil Platform and is from Gdansk, wrote on Twitter: "allow's all pray for Mayor Adamowicz. Pawel, we are with you."

Polish President Andrzej Duda tweeted that even as he and the mayor have had political variations, "today i am unconditionally with him and his cherished ones, simply as - i am hoping - all people compatriots are. I pray for his go back to health and full energy."

TVN24 says a suspect was detained. Different Polish media suggested that a knife changed into used within the assault.

Adamowicz has been mayor of Gdansk, a Baltic port town, in view that 1998. He become a part of the democratic opposition born in that city beneath the leadership of Lech Walesa for the duration of the Nineteen Eighties.

As mayor, he's seen as a progressive voice and has supported LGBT rights and tolerance for minorities. He showed unity with the Jewish network whilst the metropolis's synagogue had its home windows broken ultimate year, strongly denouncing the vandalism.

mm/jm (AFP, AP)