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US Arrests Marine in Raid, Theft at North Korean Embassy

Group trying to overthrow regime took responsibility
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
North Korea's embassy in Madrid.   (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

(Newser) – Federal agents have arrested a Marine in the raid of North Korea's embassy in Spain in which a group trying to overthrow the Kim Dynasty says it was involved. Christopher Ahn, who belongs to the group, appeared in court Friday in Los Angeles, the Washington Post reports. The judge ordered the case sealed at his attorney's request. North Korea has called the raid, in which embassy employees were tied up and computers stolen, "a grave terrorist attack." US agents also raided the apartment of Adrian Hong, the leader of Free Joseon, which issued a statement saying it was "dismayed" at the arrest, per the BBC. The revolutionary group had tried to help the US by turning over embassy computers that it said held "enormous" intelligence value, per the Post. (Read more North Korea stories.)

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