South Korea’s opposition leader Lee Jae-myung was attacked with a knife whereas he was visiting Busan City on Tuesday (January 2, 2024).
Lee, chairman of the primary opposition Democratic Party, was attacked on the left facet of his neck by an unidentified man at 10:27 a.m. throughout a query and reply session with reporters after touring the development web site of a brand new airport on Busan’s Gadeok Island, reported Yonhap information company.
Lee was taken to Pusan National University Hospital for therapy.
At the time of the switch, Lee remained acutely aware, however the bleeding continued, the information company reported.
The attacker was arrested.
An eyewitness informed Yonhap information company the male suspect pretended to be considered one of Lee’s supporters.
He approached the South Korean politician and requested for his autograph after which attacked with an unidentified weapon.
Who is Lee Jae-myung?
is a South Korean politician serving as a member of the National Assembly and the leader of the Democratic Party of Korea.
Lee was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2022 South Korean presidential election.