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Brutal knife attack on US ambassador to South Korea

The attack happened at a venue in a performing arts center in Seoul, as the ambassador was preparing for a lecture.

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US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert placing his right hand on his face leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea after being attacked by a man. (Source: AP photo)

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A suspect, center, identified by police as 55-year-old Kim Ki-jong, is detained by police officers in Seoul, South Korea. (Source: AP photo)

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Kim Ki-jong screamed that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police. (Source: AP photo)

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Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade. (Source: AP photo)

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The suspect in 2010 threw a piece of concrete at the Japanese ambassador in Seoul. (Source: AP photo)

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Kim Ki-jong, is carried on a stretcher off an ambulance as he arrives at a hospital in Seoul, South Korea. (Source: AP photo)

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South Korean police officers patrol around the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. (Source: AP photo)

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A banner showing portraits of US President Barack Obama, left, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye is displayed near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. (Source: AP photo)