BREAKING PHOTOS: US Ambassador to South Korea Attacked – BLEEDING FROM HEAD, TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
Yonhop News reported:
U.S. envoy to Seoul Mark Lippert was seriously injured Thursday morning after being attacked by an armed assailant, official sources said.
The envoy was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place.
Lippert, bleeding heavily, was rushed to a nearby hospital, the sources said, adding that the suspect was immediately arrested although his or her identity is still not known.
US Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, attacked and injured by person with knife. Pics from SBS and Yonhap: pic.twitter.com/v3Wb4WS6f8
— David Clinch (@DavidClinchNews) March 4, 2015
The ambassador looks stunned after the attack.
US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert injured by armed attacker while giving lecture. pic.twitter.com/ETZ5a9lJm6
— 中江通訊 JKnews (@6K2HJK) March 4, 2015
The assailant was seen outside the venue on the sidewalk.
Images from South Korean broadcaster YTN showing attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert pic.twitter.com/IwKxUDCipl
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) March 4, 2015