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Injured US ambassador to be released from hospital

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, March 10 2015 Mar 10, 2015 March 10, 2015 12:56 AM March 10, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

SEOUL, South Korea - A Seoul hospital says it expects to release injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert after five days of treatment because of a knife attack.

Lippert has been hospitalized at Seoul's Severance Hospital since Thursday when a knife-wielding man slashed him on the face and wrist during a breakfast forum in Seoul.

The attack has caused an outpouring of public sympathy and support for the envoy in South Korea, with high-profile figures visiting him and activists holding pro-U.S. rallies.

Severance Hospital says Lippert is to leave the hospital later Tuesday.

Hospital officials say Lippert still feels some pain on his wrist but it's manageable with a weak pain reliever.

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