Polish Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski confirmed that Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz had succumbed to his injuries, speaking outside a Gdansk hospital on Monday.
«The information that the doctors have provided is that, a short while ago, the mayor died. It was not possible to overcome what had happened to him. May he rest in peace,» said Szumowski.
Pawel Adamowicz was speaking during a... Еще fundraiser organised by Poland's largest charitable organisation, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, when he was attacked.
The suspected attacker, a 27 year-old Gdansk local with an extensive criminal record, was arrested at the scene.
According to a police spokesperson the suspect gained access to the stage with a media pass, but it is not yet known how it was acquired.
Meanwhile, around 600 volunteers donated their blood at the hospital, prior to the announcement of Adamowicz's death.