South Korea arrests man over threat to kill US envoy #Beekhaybee

Police in South Korea have arrested a man
accused of making an online threat to kill the US
ambassador to Seoul, the Yonhap news agency
reports.
The man, identified only by his surname Lee,
allegedly posted the threat on the White House
website earlier this month.
Yonhap said Lee, who denies guilt, was arrested
on 14 July at the request of US authorities and
found to have draft copies of the letter on his
laptop.
Mr Lippert was injured in an knife attack in Seoul
last year.
He suffered deep gashes to his face and hand
when Korean nationalist Kim Ki-jong lunged at him
with a knife at a breakfast meeting in a hotel.
Mr Kim is on trial for a string of charges linked to
the attack.
‘US appreciative of Korean action’
Yonhap said that as well as the draft letter – the
details of which have not been made public – Mr
Lee’s confiscated laptop showed he had visited the
White House homepage and was storing a screen
grab of when he posted the letter.
Police told Yonhap they believed he was acting
alone.
A spokeswoman at the US embassy told the BBC
the threat had not affected Mr Lippert’s activities
as ambassador.
She said the US appreciated the “quick action of
the Korean authorities of looking into this and
identifying a suspect,” and that US law
enforcement agencies were co-operating with
South Korea on the investigation.
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