May 16, 2022

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American student detained in N.Korea: KCNA

State media says student from University of Virginia under investigation for 'anti-DPRK activities'

A U.S. student has been detained in North Korea, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Friday, making him the third American to be arrested there this year.

“According to information available from a relevant institution, Warmbier Otto Frederick, student of Virginia University of the U.S., was arrested while perpetrating a hostile act against the DPRK," the KCNA report said.