September 30, 2023

U.S. student tried to steal N.Korean poster at hotel: KCNA

21-year-old says Christian group associated with CIA offered money steal 'trophy' from DPRK

Otto Frederick Warmbier, a U.S. student detained in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang this January, appeared at a press conference on Monday morning to offer apologies.

Warmbier said that he had tried to steal a political banner from the Yanggakdo Hotel, where he was staying, as directed by a Christian community based in the U.S.