Breitbart 'Reports: U.S. Soldier Who Ran into North Korea Had Criminal History, Skipped Flight to Texas'; The soldier – NK News reported, citing court records – had spent two months in American
by Paul Alexander
military detention following multiple arrests. The arrests appeared to be the result of unruly behavior, including smashing cars and assaulting a South Korean civilian in a nightclub altercation.
‘Multiple Korean and American media outlets reported on Wednesday that the American soldier who ran into North Korea on Tuesday joined a South Korean tour group to the border after missing a flight to Fort Bliss, Texas, which military police had escorted him to.
The soldier – NK News reported, citing court records – had spent two months in American military detention following multiple arrests. The arrests appeared to be the result of unruly behavior, including smashing cars and assaulting a South Korean civilian in a nightclub altercation.’
‘United Nations Command confirmed a bizarre incident on Tuesday in the border village of Panmunjom, which straddles North and South Korea, in which an individual on a civilian tour of the area crossed the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), the heavily militarized inter-Korean border. The person, described only as an American citizen, is believed to currently be in North Korean custody.’
‘The Pentagon emphasized that the individual crossed the border without authorization and voluntarily, not as a result of any American government initiative or operation.
“A U.S. Service member on a JSA [Joint Security Area] orientation tour willfully and without authorization crossed the Military Demarcation Line into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK),” Col. Isaac Taylor, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), said on Tuesday. “We believe he is currently in DPRK custody and are working with our KPA counterparts to resolve this incident.”’