South Korea : Slasher Attacks U.S. Envoy

THE CHOSUNILBO
March 5,2015

U.S. ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert was injured in a slasher attack on Thursday morning. Lippert was about to give a speech at a meeting in Seoul.

A man reportedly slashed the envoy’s face and right wrist with a knife, shouting “The two Koreas must be reunified.”

U.S. ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert gets into a car after a slasher attack in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis
U.S. ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert gets into a car after a slasher attack in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

Lippert has been taken to hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The 56-year-old attacker was arrested at the scene and is being questioned by police.

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