Posted: 15:18 EST
Updated: 17:40 EST
According to Yonhap, the U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Mark Lippert was injured today after a knife attack by an armed assailant.
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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul, possibly by more than one person, according to U.S. government sources in the U.S. and South Korea. Lippert was injured by a small razor blade, according to Seoul police. His injuries are not life threatening, according to Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman. A U.S. embassy spokesperson said he is in stable condition.
“The President called U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mark Lippert, to tell him that he and his wife Robyn are in his thoughts and prayers, and to wish him the very best for a speedy recovery,” said Bernadette Meehan, National Security Council spokesperson.