US ambassador to South Korea hospitalized after knife attack

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SEOUL, South Korea— The U.S. ambassador to South Korea is in stable condition after being attacked with a knife by a man demanding a unified North and South Korea.

Media images show a stunned Ambassador Mark Lippert with blood on his left hand and a cut on the right side of his face.

A hospital official in Seoul says 80 stitches were needed to close the facial wound.

A suspect has been detained by police.

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