A U.S. government employee who entered South Korea in a U.S. presidential escort vehicle Joe Biden has been charged with assaulting a Korean citizen.

According to the police today (20th), the Yongsan Police Station in Seoul charged an American man in his 30s from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for assault and is currently investigating.

Person A is charged with assault by pushing the neck of Mr. B, a Korean in his 30s, at the main gate of Grand Hyatt Seoul in Yongsan-gu, Seoul around 4:20 am on the 19th.

Grand Hyatt Seoul is known as the accommodation where President Biden stayed for 3 days and 2 nights in Korea.

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It is known that Mr. A arrived in advance to check the security situation of President Biden, who is visiting Korea this afternoon, and was staying at the hotel first.

The police, who arrived after receiving a report that "a drunken foreign man is making a fuss," are currently investigating Mr. A and Mr. B.

While it is reported that B was not seriously injured, the police are investigating the exact circumstances and motives of the incident.

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On the other hand, there is a possibility that Mr. A will be granted immunity from arrest or detention in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

A police official said, "The background check on Mr. A has not been completely completed. It is necessary to investigate what kind of position he is holding.

(Photo = Yonhap News)