Bible left in North Korean sailor's club triggered U.S. tourist's arrest

August 2, 2014 4:20 AM

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Bible left in North Korean sailor's club triggered U.S. tourist's arrest

SEOUL (Reuters) - American tourist Jeffrey Fowle was arrested by North Korean authorities for leaving a bible under a bin in the toilet at a club for foreign sailors, a source familiar with Fowle's case told Reuters.

During his ten day trip to North Korea, Fowle's fellow travelers described the middle-aged street repairs worker from Miamisburg, Ohio as a warm, amiable, quiet man.

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