South Korea confirms North Korea detained college student studying in US

May 3, 2015 8:22 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has confirmed that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but says it's still unclear whether the 21-year-old New Jersey resident attempted to enter the North illegally.

An official from Seoul's Unification Ministry said Sunday his department is still trying to gather information on Won Moon Joo's travels and the circumstances of his arrest.

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