Someone from North Korea wasn’t a fan of the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea. He slashed open his face and wrist as Mark Lippert attended a breakfast meeting.
A horrific image has emerged showing the gaping wound inflicted on the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea’s face after a furious activist slashed it open with a knife.
Mark Lippert needed 80 stitches to fix the damage caused by the attack in broad daylight as he attended a breakfast meeting Thursday morning in Seoul.
Korean media reports that someone yelled ‘North Korea and South Korea should be unified’ and ‘no to war training!’ before the bloodied Ambassador was seen leaving the Sejong performing-arts centre around 7:40am local time.
The attacker appears to have slashed Lippert on the right cheek and left wrist. The State Department says the injuries are non-life-threatening and that Lippert is in stable condition after undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital.
‘It is regrettable that an incident like this took place,’ South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo said after the attack.
A 55-year-old ‘pro-North Korea activist’ name Kim Ki-jong was arrested immediately after the attack, and video shows the suspect in a salmon colored jacket being wrestled to the ground.
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