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US Ambassador in South Korea Injured in Attack

Mark Lippert was sliced with razor by assailant
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 4, 2015 5:34 PM CST
Updated Mar 4, 2015 5:43 PM CST
US Ambassador in South Korea Injured in Attack
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is taken to the hospital after the attack.   (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-Sung)

(Newser) – The US ambassador in South Korea was injured today by an assailant wielding a razor, reports CNN. The injuries to Mark Lippert were not life-threatening. He was reportedly sliced on the face and hand, and authorities say that a suspect is in custody. The 42-year-old was about to deliver a speech when the attack occurred amid shouts of "South and North Korea should be reunified," according to a report by YTN TV cited by the AP. Lippert, who became ambassador last year, was taken to the hospital for treatment. (Read more South Korea stories.)

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