Stefan W. (name withheld), 27, who on January 13 fatally stabbed Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz during a charity event in the city had also planned an attack in Warsaw, PAP has found out from a source close to the investigation.
A funeral Mass for the late Gdańsk mayor will take place at the St Mary's Basilica in the Baltic city at noon on Saturday.
Following the news that Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz had died after been attacked by a schizophrenic with a knife during the closing stages of a fundraising event for children, people took to the streets to pay their respects.
The man who knifed Gdańsk mayor Paweł Adamowicz to death in front of thousands of horrified spectators was released from prison last year after serving five years for armed robbery and was receiving psychiatric treatment.
Condolences are coming in from around the world after the Monday death of Gdańsk, north Poland, Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. Adamowicz died of wounds inflicted by a knife attack on Sunday evening during a nationwide charity gala in Gdańsk.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki have expressed sorrow over the death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed onstage in his city during a nationwide charity event on Sunday. Adamowicz died of wounds on Monday afternoon.
Knife-wielding assailant named as local man Stefan W. had a string of previous convictions for armed robbery.
Poland mourns the loss of Edward Dwurnik, one of the few artists to cross the Iron Curtain and win recognition in the West.
The passing away of Kora for many people of my generation, including myself, means a symbolic end of an era, President Andrzej Duda wrote on Twitter following the death of the singer, composer and leader of the band 'Maanam'.
Singer, song-writer and poetess. There were few female figures in Polish popular culture who had such an impact.