US ambassador doing 'well and in great spirits' after attack

2015-03-05 14:27
US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert placing his right hand on his face leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul. (Kim Ju-sung, AP)

US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert placing his right hand on his face leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul. (Kim Ju-sung, AP)

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Seoul - US Ambassador Mark Lippert said he was well and in great spirits as he recovered from surgery to treat wounds on his face and arm suffered in a knife attack early on Thursday at an event in central Seoul.

"Doing well and in great spirits! Robyn, Sejun, Grigsby and I - deeply moved by the support!" Lippert tweeted, referring respectively to his wife, newborn son, and dog. "Will be back ASAP to advance US-ROK alliance!"

Lippert, aged 42, underwent surgery requiring 80 stitches to close a gash on his face after the attacker slashed him with a fruit knife.
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