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.
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