TV reporter filming in Polish forest attacked by loggers

FILE - In this file photo taken March 24 , 2017, a bison stands among the trees near to felled trees in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland. A European court has ordered Poland to immediately stop cutting trees in Europe’s last pristine ancient forest of Bialowieza, although the order is temporary while European authorities analyse Poland’s position on the matter. (AP Photo/Adam Bohdan, FILE)

WARSAW, Poland — Two men believed to be loggers attacked a television crew filming in a Polish forest on Saturday and injured a cameraman, smashing his camera and seizing his memory cards, police and the TV station said.

Polsat News, the private broadcaster, said the suspects also tried twice to run over the cameraman.

The Bialowieza Forest, one of Europe's last primeval woodlands and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is at the center of a heated political dispute over large-scale logging ordered by the country's conservative government. Environmentalists and the European Union vehemently oppose the logging.

On Friday, the European Court of Justice ordered an immediate suspension of the logging in Bialowieza, which is also protected under EU law.

Police said they detained two male suspects, aged 22 and 47, hours after the attack Saturday. Police said their preliminary investigation indicates that the suspects work for a company involved in the logging.

Must Read

Germany's Merkel, rival Schulz square up for only TV debate

Sep 3, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are set to hold their only televised debate Sunday, three weeks before the country's general election

S. Korea holds largest artillery drills near N. Korea border

Aug 18, 2016

South Korea's army says it has conducted its largest-ever artillery drills near the tense border with North Korea

Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network

May 24, 2017

British investigators are exploring whether the bomber that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall was part of a larger terror cell responsible for the deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris last year

People also read these

Germany's Merkel, rival Schulz square up for only TV debate

Sep 3, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are set to hold their only televised debate Sunday, three weeks before the country's general election

S. Korea holds largest artillery drills near N. Korea border

Aug 18, 2016

South Korea's army says it has conducted its largest-ever artillery drills near the tense border with North Korea

Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network

May 24, 2017

British investigators are exploring whether the bomber that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall was part of a larger terror cell responsible for the deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris last year

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH