February 21, 2024

Ex-marine tied to DPRK embassy break-in to be detained pending extradition hearing

Christopher Ahn described as "danger to the community" in court documents unsealed Tuesday

Christopher Ahn, an ex-marine accused of involvement in a February break-in at the DPRK embassy in Madrid, is likely to attempt to flee justice and will be held in captivity pending further proceedings into his potential extradition to Spain, a U.S. court ruled on Tuesday.

In documents dated April 19 but released today by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. government argued that Christopher Ahn, who was arrested last week, represented a "flight risk" and should be detained "without bond."