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Mark Lippert: Ambassador Only Had One Unarmed Guard

2015-03-06 08:40:57       source:ABC News

March 5, 2015


"The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert had only one unarmed bodyguard assigned to protect him when he was slashed by a knife-wielded attacker at a breakfast event in Seoul, U.S. officials tell ABC News.


Lippert is being treated for wounds to his face and subsequent wounds to his arm that he suffered when trying to fight off the attacker this morning.


Officials say the guard assigned to Lippert was an out-of-uniform Korean National Police officer and that it's customary in Seoul for police officers not to carry guns."


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