People Power Party Lawmaker Bae Hyun-jin Attacked in Seoul, in Stable Condition

Rep. Bae Hyun-jin of the ruling People Power Party sustained a head injury following an assault in Seoul but remains in stable condition,

According Yonhap News Agency, The attack occurred in the southern Seoul district of Gangnam around 5 p.m. Bae was approached by a male pedestrian who inquired about her identity before striking her with a rock.

Bae, a 40-year-old former television news anchor elected to the National Assembly in 2020, was immediately taken to Soonchunhyang University Hospital. Dr. Park Sukh-que, who treated Bae, reported that she was in stable condition after receiving treatment for her wound. The injury, approximately 1 centimeter in length, was not deemed life-threatening, though there is a need for ongoing monitoring for possible intracranial microbleed.

The incident has raised concerns among political circles, especially as it follows a recent attack on Lee Jae-myung, the leader of the opposition Democratic Party. Leaders from various political parties, including the Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, have condemned the attack and called for a thorough investigation. The Prime Minister has also emphasized the need for heightened security for key figures ahead of the upcoming general elections.

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