South Korea police investigate U.S. ambassador attacker's visits to North




 
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March 6th, 2015  
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Topic: South Korea police investigate U.S. ambassador attacker's visits to North


By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Friday they are investigating possible links between a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and the assailant's multiple visits to North Korea, as they also sought to charge him with attempted murder. U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert needed 80 stitches after his face was slashed at a forum discussing Korean unification in the capital, Seoul, on Thursday. Investigators have established that Kim made seven visits to North Korea between 1999 and 2007. "We are investigating whether there is any connection between the suspect's visits to North Korea and the crime committed against the U.S. ambassador," Yoon Myeong-seong, chief of police in Seoul's central Jongno district, told reporters.

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