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U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea assaulted

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – A man angry about U.S. and Korean war games used a razor blade to attack an American ambassador Thursday.

The U.S. State Department confirmed that U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted Thursday morning in Seoul while giving a speech, and “strongly condemned this act of violence.”

Lippert is now being treated at a local hospital and his injuries are not life threatening. Local law enforcement authorities are investigating the incident. It was reported that he was slashed in the cheek and hand by a man with a small razor blade.

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