June 03, 2023

S. Korean police in search for N. Korean defector

Man sought to return to DPRK, said to suffer from mental health issues

South Korean police are searching for a North Korean defector who was put on probation after attempted murder, Jeonnam Provincial Police Agency confirmed to NK News on Friday.

48-year-old North Korean defector Yoo Tae-joon broke his electronic monitoring anklet and fled a psychiatric hospital at 1536 KST on Tuesday in Naju city, South Cholla province, according to a wanted poster released Friday.