Man arrested after car rams US embassy gate in South Korea

Man arrested after car rams US embassy gate in South Korea

Car that rammed into US embassy gates in Seoul, South Korea
Car that rammed into the main gate of the US embassy in Seoul, South Korea on Jun 25, 2019. (Photo: AFP/Yonhap)

SEOUL: A vehicle carrying more than two dozen disposable gas canisters rammed into the US embassy in central Seoul on Tuesday (Jun 25), just days before US President Donald Trump's scheduled visit, Seoul police said.

The 40-year-old driver, who has not been identified, was arrested on the scene, they said.

Police said the car was carrying 28 butane canisters when it ploughed into the embassy's main gate, partially damaging it.

Car that rammed into US embassy gates in Seoul, South Korea
Car that rammed into the main gate of the US embassy in Seoul, South Korea on Jun 25, 2019. (Photo: AFP/Yonhap)

Trump travels to the South Korean capital this weekend after attending the G20 summit in Japan.

Earlier this week, a Seoul official told reporters that Trump was considering a visit to the demilitarised zone that divides the two Koreas.

Car that rammed into US embassy gates in Seoul, South Korea (1)
Police said the car that rammed into the main gate of the US embassy in Seoul was carrying 28 butane canisters. (Photo: AFP/Yonhap)

Source: AFP/na

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