Israeli Charged With Assaulting Policeman in Warsaw

Polish police say man attacked officer with a knife and wounded him in the face

Police stand guard outside the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland, July 21, 2017.
Police stand guard outside the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland, July 21, 2017.Credit: KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

Polish prosecutors pressed charges Friday against an Israeli citizen alleged to have slightly hurt a police officer in Warsaw with a knife.

Prosecutors identified the suspect as Ibrahim H., withholding his last name as required under Polish law. They said he has been charged with assaulting a police officer and exposing an officer to the threat of loss of life or serious harm.

Warsaw police spokesman Robert Szumiata said the man attacked the agent with a knife Thursday, wounding him in the face.

Police had been called by residents anxious over the man's strange behavior hours before a nearby concert by U.S. band Allah-Las. A performance by the group the previous day in the Netherlands was cancelled due to a terror threat.

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