US DoS Press Release: US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mark Lippert Assaulted
Press Statement by US DoS
Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
March 4, 2015
We can confirm that U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted Thursday morning in Seoul while giving a speech. We strongly condemn this act of violence. The Ambassador is being treated at a local hospital. His injuries are not life threatening. Embassy Seoul is coordinating with local law enforcement authorities. We do not have any additional details to share at this time.