Thursday, 5 March 2015

US DoS Press Release: US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mark Lippert Assaulted

Press Statement by US DoS

Marie Harf
Deputy Department SpokespersonOffice of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
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.