Catholic priest stabbed in Poland
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A Roman Catholic priest was rushed to a hospital after being stabbed by a knifeman in Wrocław, southwestern Poland, on Monday, state news agency PAP reported.
The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the scene of the stabbing, in central Wrocław. Photo: PAP/Aleksander Koźmiński
He suffered wounds to the chest and had to undergo surgery, according to Monika Kowalska, a spokeswoman for the city’s University Clinical Hospital.
She described the priest's condition as stable.
A 57-year-old man suspected of carrying out the attack was stopped by police immediately after the incident, the PAP news agency reported.
It quoted a spokesman for police, Krzysztof Zaporowski, as saying that the incident occurred shortly before 7 am on Monday in front of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the city centre.
"The man approached the priest, started a conversation with him, and then stabbed him with a knife," Zaporowski said, as quoted by PAP.
He added that the detained man was being questioned by investigators. His motives were not immediately clear.