South Korea police say probing U.S. ambassador attacker's visits to North Korea

March 6, 2015 1:33 AM

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Friday they were investigating possible links between a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and the assailant's frequent past visits to North Korea as they review whether to charge him with attempted murder.

The head of the police team probing the attack also said they plan to seek a formal detention warrant on Friday against the Korean nationalist who slashed Ambassador Mark Lippert at a forum discussing Korean reunification on Thursday.

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