Polish man who threatened tourists with ax declared insane

Aug. 5, 2013 at 3:31 PM

KRAKOW, Poland, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Poland said a man who used an ax to threaten tourists on the grounds of a castle has been declared legally insane.

Boguslawa Marcinkowska, a spokeswoman for the district prosecutor's office, said the man, Gzegorz S., has been declared criminally insane after he threatened visitors to Wawel Castle in Krakow with an ax, the Polish Press Agency reported Monday.

"The prosecution service has made an application to place the suspect in a closed medical establishment because of the finding of criminal insanity," Marcinkowska said.

Police said Grzegorz threatened tourists with an ax and attempted to run over visitors with a vehicle at Wawel Castle May 10. Police said the defendant told them he is a descendant of King John III Sobieski and therefore has a right to protect the castle from intruders.

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