U.S. ambassador to South Korea leaves hospital after knife attack

March 10, 2015 5:50 AM

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U.S. ambassador to South Korea leaves hospital after knife attack

SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to South Korea left a Seoul hospital on Tuesday, five days after he was slashed by a knife-wielding Korean nationalist with a history of violent protest, causing wounds that required 80 stitches to the envoy's face.

Police are seeking to bring charges including attempted murder against Kim Ki-jong, 55, for the attack at a forum discussing Korean reunification. The ambassador, Mark Lippert, suffered a deep facial gash and a puncture wound on his wrist.

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