Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Attack on South Korean Opposition Leader

BUSAN: The Busan District Court has issued an arrest warrant for a 67-year-old suspect, identified only as Kim, in the stabbing attack against opposition leader Lee Jae-myung. The court cited the risk of the assailant fleeing as the reason for the arrest.

According to Yonhap News Agency,, the attack on Lee, chairman of the Democratic Party, occurred in Busan, where he was assaulted with a camping knife by Kim, who had disguised himself as an autograph seeker. Surgeon Min Seung-kee from Seoul National University Hospital reported that Lee is recovering well following surgery to repair a major vein in his neck. The investigation revealed that Kim had been tracking Lee since last June and had confessed to plotting the attack alone. The suspect's motive remains under investigation, though he claimed to have submitted a detailed explanation to the police.

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