Israeli Charged With Assaulting Policeman in Warsaw

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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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