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Travis King: US soldier in N Korea had been held after fighting in Seoul

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2023
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Defense and Security, Detainment, North Korea
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Travis King, the American soldier who fled to North Korea, had been detained for getting into fights in South Korea before he crossed the border.

Court documents showed he also damaged a police car and had recently spent time in a detention facility in Seoul.

The 23-year-old serviceman had been recently released and was being sent back to the US when he escaped.

He joined a tour of the Joint Security Area and fled into North Korea, which has not commented so far.

It remains unclear what his intentions were...

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