Lee Jae-myung raided during his visit to Busan

The leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, Lee Jae-myung, suffered a major attack during his visit to Busan on the 2nd. After visiting the site of Gadeokdo New Airport in Daehan-dong, Gangseo-gu, Busan at around 10:25 a.m., Lee was traveling to his vehicle after a Q&A with reporters when he was attacked by a group of men estimated to be in their 60s or 70s. He was wearing a blue paper crown and carrying a weapon that was approximately 30 centimeters long.

Muder process

Lee was traveling in his vehicle after speaking about the need to develop a new airport in Gadeokdo. At this point, supporters surrounded Lee and cheered him on, and reporters were questioning Lee’s stance on the founding of the new party by former leader Lee Nak-yeon. At that moment, a thug pushed his way through the crowd asking for autographs and attacked the representative at near knifepoint.

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Incident scene and response

After the attack, the representative was injured in the left back neck area, his shirt was stained with blood, and he was given first aid by officers. The representative had a wound several centimeters deep with significant bleeding. The attacker was arrested by police at the scene and Lee was taken to Pusan National University Hospital.

Regarding upcoming event

Lee was initially scheduled to visit Pyeongsan Village in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, at 11:30 a.m. that day to meet with former President Moon Jae-in, but the meeting was canceled due to the raid. The incident also caused members of the party’s leadership to be moved to Pusan National University Hospital.

Suspects and investigations

Jo In-jae, chief of the Gangseo Police Station in Busan, told reporters that the suspect is not being identified and is being taken to Gangseo Police Station. No specific information about the suspect is known at this time.

The incident has once again highlighted security concerns in South Korean society about high-ranking politicians and their safety in public. We’re keeping an eye out for more information about Lee and the latest developments in the case. Regardless of your political views, this is an event that should not be ignored.

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