South Korean opposition leader Lee Jae-myung was stabbed in the neck by a man pretending to be a supporter. The attacker has been arrested.
While on a visit to the southern seaside city of Busan, South Korea’s leading opposition party leader Lee Jae-myung was attacked by an unidentified assailant and was taken to a hospital when he started bleeding from his neck.
In 2022, Lee was the Democratic Party’s choice to be president. In addition, he has been accused of graft on several occasions, an allegation he has refuted.
According to witnesses, the man pretended to be a supporter when approaching Lee for an autograph. Then he struck him with a weapon that measured eight to twelve inches in length.
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The purported assailant is in custody.
It’s unclear how serious his injuries are.
A presidential official was quoted by Yonhap as expressing President Yoon Suk Yeol’s profound sorrow about the occurrence, which “should have never taken place.”