In Brzeziny near Łódź, a knife attacker attacked on Wednesday. A man was stabbed, but despite being reanimated, he died. The intervening policemen used their weapons and shot the attacker. One of the officers was wounded with a knife.
The event was confirmed by a spokeswoman for the provincial police headquarters in Lodz Joanna Kącka. She explained that after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a witness contacted the police on duty in the Brzeziny headquarters, who was supposed to have seen an unknown attacker hit a man with a knife.
– There was a police patrol in the vicinity of the incident, who noticed a man with a backpack and a knife on Staszica Street, who started to run away at the sight of the officers. The policemen caught up with him at the gate, where they attempted to arrest the attacker. In the course of these activities, the man injured one of the policemen. Shots were fired in the direction of the aggressor – reported a spokeswoman for the Łódź police.
The shot attacker and the policeman wounded by him received medical treatment. Their lives are not in danger.
Despite the resuscitation, the knife victim could not be saved. According to Joanna Kącka from the Provincial Police Headquarters in Łódź, the man died. This information was also confirmed by the spokesman of the provincial fire brigade in Łódź, Jędrzej Pawlak.
– Our activities at the scene were limited to securing the landing site for the Polish Medical Air Rescue and supporting the emergency services. At the request of an ambulance doctor, firefighters also helped the wife of an injured man. Unfortunately, despite the actions taken, it was not possible to save him – said Pawlak.
On Wednesday evening, the police and the prosecutor’s office were operated on the scene.
Main photo source: PAP / Grzegorz Michałowski