A South Korean governing social gathering lawmaker was being handled at a Seoul hospital after being attacked Thursday by an unidentified man who struck her head with a rock-like object, South Korean police and fireplace officers mentioned.
A police official in Seoul’s Apgujeong district mentioned a suspect was arrested on the scene of the attack on lawmaker Bae Hyunjin in southern Seoul.
The attack, which comes weeks after a man stabbed opposition lawmaker Lee Jae-myung within the neck within the southern metropolis of Busan, raises additional issues concerning the nation’s intensely polarized politics.
The severity of Bae’s harm wasn’t instantly clear. The police official, who spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of he wasn’t approved to discuss to the media, mentioned Bae was acutely aware as she was being taken to the hospital.
South Korean media reported that her situation wasn’t life threatening, citing her aides. Calls to Bae’s workplace weren’t instantly answered.
The man who attacked opposition chief Lee instructed investigators after his arrest that he wished to kill him to forestall him from turning into a future president. Lee was launched from the hospital after eight days of remedy.
Bae, a former tv information presenter, was elected in 2020 and is seen as a detailed assured of President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Thae Yong Ho, a lawmaker from Bae’s conservative People Power Party, known as the attack on her an act of “terror” that offered a “serious challenge” to South Korea’s democracy.
“Politics of hate, anger and violence must be put to an end,” Thae, a former North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea in 2016, mentioned in Facebook put up.