South Korea probes US envoy attacker’s links with North Korea

South Korean police have launched an investigation into possible connections between a knife attack on the US ambassador in Seoul and the assailant’s links to North Korea. He could face charges for attempted murder.

“We are investigating whether there is any connection between the suspect’s visits to North Korea and the crime committed against the US ambassador,” police chief Yun Myung-sung told reporters on Friday in Seoul.

A 55-year-old Korean identified as Kim Ki-jong attacked US-ambassador Mark Lippert with a paring knife on Thursday at a forum discussing Korean reunification. The assailant was a member of the pro-unification group hosting the event.
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