October 23, 2021

Chris Ahn, ex-marine tied to North Korean embassy raid, to be released on bail

U.S. authorities previously warned Ahn represented a "flight risk" if released

Christopher Ahn, a former U.S. marine who Spanish authorities have linked to the February break-in at North Korea's embassy in Madrid, was at a hearing at a California court on Tuesday ordered to be freed on a $1.3 million bail.

Ahn -- who the U.S. government has asked be held in captivity since his detention in April  -- must remain under house arrest pending further proceedings into his potential extradition to Spain.