Polish army prosecutor shoots himself during press conference

Col. Mikolaj Przybyl had been investigating corruption in the army

A prosecutor investigating organized crime within the Polish army, Col. Mikolaj Przybyl, is expected to survive after shooting himself in the head during a break in a press conference, Associated Press reports. Col. Przbyl, a deputy head of the prosecutor’s office in Poznan, had just read a statement defending his office and rejecting planned reforms. His department had been looking into the purchase of equipment for Poland’s troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Bronislaw Komorowski and Justice Minister Jaroslaw Gowin are said to be monitoring an investigation into the shooting. Chief Military Prosecutor, Krzysztof Parulski called Przybyl a “man of honour.” According to hospital director Leslaw Lenartowicz, Przybyl suffered injuries to the face, but is conscious, and his life is not in danger.

Associated Press

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