U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked by a man upset over South Korea-US military exercises. The man, who has been arrested, used a razor blade to slash Lippert in the face. Why didn’t the ambassador have more security around him?
Here’s a tweet from Yonhap:
Lippert was hospitalized after the razor-blade attack, which occurred before a lecture on Korean reunification at the Sejong Center on Thursday morning. His injuries are non-life threatening.
Korean media reports that someone shouted “North Korea and South Korea should be unified.” “No to war training.” Lippert is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.
Mark Lippert’s attacker, has only been identified by his last name, “Kim,” and is said to be 55 years old.