Police seek warrant for woman who struck mayor

Home > National > Social Affairs

print dictionary print

Police seek warrant for woman who struck mayor


Namdaemun Police yesterday requested an arrest warrant for a 62-year-old woman surnamed Park after she struck Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon’s neck on Tuesday.

Police charged the woman for assault and interfering with a government official’s duty.

The mayor had told police after the incident that he did not want to press charges, but police said they were seeking a warrant because she has been involved in multiple assaults against politicians.

Mayor Park was watching a civil defense drill at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday with his aides at City Hall Station, when the woman abruptly entered the area and struck the mayor’s neck, yelling, “You red [communist]! Step down as mayor! You’re a lap dog of [late President] Kim Dae-jung!”

The woman, police said, hit Representative Chung Dong-young, former chairman of the Democratic Party, on Aug. 15 when Chung was attending a rally for half-price tuition. On Aug. 8, she punched a female aide to DP Representative Kim Young-hwan in the jaw, and on Aug. 2 punched an aide to DP Representative Chun Jung-bae.

Police said the woman was currently on trial for assaulting Chun’s aide.

By Kwon Sang-soo [sakwon80@joongang.co.kr]

More in Social Affairs

New Covid cases surpass 500 for second day in a row

YG founder fined for gambling in Los Angeles

As life is upended by the pandemic, inequalities deepen in Korean society

Daily cases hit 583 and aren't declining soon

Mastermind of sex abuse ring sentenced to 40 years

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now