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S. Korean gets 12 years for knife attack on US ambassador

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:37 AM

2nd UPDATE In passing judgement the Seoul Central District Court notes Kim had shown no repentance attempting to justify his actions throughout the trial

12 YEARS. Kim Ki-jong is convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 12 years for a shocking knife attack on US Ambassador Mark Lippert. File photo by EPA

S. Korean man arrested for threat to kill US envoy

Jul 24, 2015 - 11:36 AM

A senior official at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency says the man identified by his surname Lee included the threat in a post written on the White House website

epa04502832 Mark Lippert (L), US ambassador to South Korea, attends a ceremony at the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, 25 November 2014, to welcome him as the top US diplomat stationed in South Korea. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

US envoy's attacker charged with pro-North Korea violations

Jul 22, 2015 - 2:46 PM

Kim Ki Jong 56 already stands charged with attempted murder for his assault on Ambassador Mark Lippert at a breakfast function in Seoul

PRIME SUSPECT. Kim Ki-jong enters a court to be questioned on the legality of an arrest warrant sought by prosecutors for the attempted murder of US Ambassador Mark Lippert, in Seoul, South Korea, 06 March 2015. Yonhap/EPA

South Korea indicts US envoy attacker for attempted murder

Apr 01, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Kim Ki Jong 55 is charged with attempted murder violence against a foreign envoy and obstruction of duty

PRIME SUSPECT. Kim Ki-jong enters a court to be questioned on the legality of an arrest warrant sought by prosecutors for the attempted murder of US Ambassador Mark Lippert, in Seoul, South Korea, 06 March 2015. Yonhap/EPA

US envoy released from Seoul hospital after knife attack

Mar 10, 2015 - 11:09 AM

UPDATE Mark Lippert: I feel pretty darn good all thing considered

'A-OK.' US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert talks during a press conference after leaveing Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, 10 March 2015. Kim Chul-Soo/EPA

South Korea rejects US envoy attacker's denial he intended to kill

Mar 09, 2015 - 11:57 AM

South Korean police vow to press on with attempted murder charges against the man who injured US ambassador Mark Lippert in a knife attack

PRIME SUSPECT. Kim Ki-jong enters a court to be questioned on the legality of an arrest warrant sought by prosecutors for the attempted murder of US Ambassador Mark Lippert, in Seoul, South Korea, 06 March 2015. Yonhap/EPA

S. Korea shocked and shamed by attack on US ambassador

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:59 PM

The public assault on the envoy of the country s most important military and diplomatic ally in central Seoul leads some to question whether South Korea has become complacent in an increasingly hostile world

ATTACKED. The U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (R) leaves after he was slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant at a public forum in central Seoul March 5, 2015. Yonhap/Reuters

S. Korea police probing US envoy attacker's links with North

Mar 06, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Kim Ki Jong 55 faces possible attempted murder charges after slashing ambassador Mark Lippert with a paring knife in an assault that left the US envoy needing 80 stitches to a deep gash on his face

MARK LIPPERT. US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (C) is seen at Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, 05 March 2015, after undergoing surgery to his face and arms. Photo by Yonhap/EPA

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Mar 05, 2015 - 6:50 PM

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US ambassador slashed in bloody Seoul attack

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:32 AM

UPDATED The US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is slashed on his face and arm in Seoul by a blade wielding assailant opposed to ongoing US Korean military drills

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (R) leaves after he was slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant at a public forum in central Seoul March 5, 2015. Yonhap/Reuters