February 21, 2024

U.S. authorities step up manhunt for North Korean embassy break-in ringleader

Adrian Hong considered to be "armed and dangerous," U.S. Marshals Service warns

The U.S. on Monday stepped up a now three-day manhunt for Adrian Hong — the activist accused of leading a February raid on North Korea’s embassy in Madrid — releasing a wanted poster in which he is described as “armed and dangerous.”

In a release coming just a few days after U.S. officials issued a formal warrant for Hong's arrest, the U.S. Marshals Service said the activist was "wanted for his involvement in the February 22... raid of the embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea."