North Korea says detains second American man

North Korea said it had detained an American for illegally entering its territory, the second time in a month it has reported such a case.

North Korea says detains second American man

North Korea said Thursday it had detained an American for illegally entering its territory, the second time in a month it has reported such a case.

The state's official news agency said the man was held Monday after crossing from China but did not identify him or give any details.

"An American was detained for trespassing on the border of the DPRK (North Korea) with China on January 25," the agency said in a one-sentence report. "He is now under investigation by an organ concerned."

In Washington, a US State Department spokesman said he had no knowledge of the case. South Korea's foreign ministry also said it knew nothing.

It was unclear if the reported detention had any connection with US missionary Robert Park, who was arrested on December 25.

The North last month confirmed it is investigating a US citizen assumed to be Park for illegal entry but has given no further details.


Agencies

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