Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Biden security staffer investigated in S Korea for assault: Law enforcement – Times of India

SEOUL: A member of the US President Joe Biden’s safety staff is being investigated in Seoul for “drunkenly assaulting” a South Korean citizen, Seoul law enforcement said Friday.
The suspect, who is effective for the US Office of Homeland security, is accused of bodily attacking a South Korean citizen although drunk on the working day prior to the president arrived, an officer at Seoul’s Yongsan district police advised AFP.
The American man in his 30s and the alleged victim bought into a struggle more than a taxi in front of the Grand Hyatt resort, where by Biden is thought to be staying all through his stop by to South Korea.
“The incident took area in the pretty early hrs of Thursday and he was formally investigated now,” the officer reported.
The alleged sufferer did not experience any important accidents, he extra.
Biden arrived in South Korea Friday on his initial Asia trip as US chief, aiming to cement ties with regional security allies irrespective of expanding fears of a North Korean nuclear examination.
Seoul is a near stability ally of Washington, and the US stations around 28,500 troops in South Korea to enable protect the state versus the nuclear-armed North.
Biden will head to Japan from South Korea on Sunday.

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