Justin McCurry “US ambassador to South Korea slashed with razor by political extremist” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/05/us-ambassador-to-south-korea-mark-lippert-injured-in-attack
３月５日朝、韓国ソウルのSejong Cultural Instituteで開催された「朝食会（a breakfast function）」に出席したMark Lippert米国大使がKim Ki-jongという55歳の男に「剃刀（razor）」で襲撃され、手と顔に怪我を負った。
Video footage of the immediate aftermath of the attack shows Kim being wrestled to the floor by security guards before being taken away by police. South Korean media reported he had been in possession of a blade 25cm (10 inches) long.
Kim reportedly condemned joint military exercises being held by South Korea and the US, and called for the immediate reunification of the Korean peninsula. Social media pictures showed a blood-spattered tablecloth in front of the chair where Lippert had been seated.
The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, said from the United Arab Emirates that the wounding was an “attack on the South Korea-US alliance”.
Kim was already known to South Korean police, having received a two-year suspended prison sentence for throwing a piece of concrete at the Japanese ambassador to Seoul in July 2010, the Yonhap news agency said.
Lippert has proved a popular ambassador during his time in Seoul and is a regular poster on social media. His wife gave birth in the city and the couple gave their son a Korean middle name.
The former US assistant secretary of defence for Asian affairs also served as a foreign policy aide to Obama when Obama was a senator, then during his successful 2008 bid for the White House and on his presidential transition team. The former intelligence officer in naval special operations was awarded a bronze star for his service in Iraq.