American Ambassador Attacked In South Korea

The United States ambassador to South Korea was attacked on the streets of Seoul, Thursday morning Korean time.

Appearing on CNN, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Mark Lippert is now in the hospital and officials have yet to determine a motive.

"We will do a full investigation," Harf said, adding that the "injuries are not life threatening."

Images on Korean television showed Lippert walking away from the scene with blood on his face and his hands.

Lippert took over the Seoul post in October of last year. According to his official bio, he served as a senior official in the Department of Defense until September of 2014.

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