South Korean opposition leader stabbed in the neck and rushed to hospital | Politics News


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Lee Jae-myung was attacked while speaking to reporters during a visit to the southeastern port city of Busan.

South Korean opposition leader Lee Jae-myung was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the neck during a visit to the southeastern port city of Busan.

Lee, who heads the main opposition Democratic Party, was stabbed in the left side of his neck during a question-and-answer session with journalists, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

The attacker was arrested at the scene, the agency added.

He did not provide further details and the extent of Lee’s injuries was unclear. The images showed him lying on his back on the ground with his eyes closed, while officials crowded around him and one held a cloth to his neck.

Lee had previously toured the site of a new airport under construction on Busan’s Gadeok Island.

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