Louisiana man arrested attempting to cross into North Korea
SOUTH KOREA- According to the Korean Ministry of Defense in South Korea, a 58-year-old Louisiana man was arrested while trying to cross the border from South Korea into North Korea.
South Korean police detained the man after he crossed the Civilian Control Line just outside of the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. The Civilian Control line was drawn in 1954 to protect military operations in the DMZ.
A villager in the region discovered the Louisiana man and reported him to military in the region, South Korean Yonhap News Agency says.
The man's identity has not been released. He reportedly arrived in South Korea three days ago and told investigators he attempted to enter North Korea for "political purposes."
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