SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Armed man attacks US ambassador

NEWS

March 5 th, 2015

 

 

The Ambassador of the United States inSouth Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured Thursday by a gunman in Seoul. His attacker, a nationalist activist opposed to the military alliance between his country and the United States, was placed in custody and police is still trying to secure his conviction. The diplomat, 42 years old, attended a working breakfast on the reunification of the peninsula, in the centre of the South Korean capital, when his armed attacker hit him in the face with a 25cm long kitchen knife, according to police reports.

 


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