August 13, 2022

American citizen arrested attempting to enter N. Korea

Arab-American swims Han River, says he wanted to meet Kim Jong Un

South Korean guards caught an American citizen who was trying to swim across to the North in the Han River, according to a Yonhap News Agency report.

“Yesterday afternoon at 11:55 one Arab-American male was arrested in the Gimpo area by marines after trying to enter North Korea by swimming across the Han River,” a South Korean government source told Yonhap, adding that, “the attempt is currently being investigated by the National Intelligence Service and other authorities.”