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American arrested after attempting to swim to North Korea
American arrested after attempting to swim to North Korea

An American was arrested near Seoul on Tuesday night after trying to swim to North Korea, South Korean officials told local media. South Korean marines arrested the man after they found him suffering from exhaustion on the banks of the Han River, the Yonhap News Agency reported. The man, believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, told the marines he was attempting to reach North Korea so he could meet its leader, Kim Jong Un, Yonhap said. A voicemail left at the public affairs section of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul seeking further details was not immediately returned. If the man had made it to North Korea, he likely would have become the fourth American detained there. On Sunday,...

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