A man in his 60s has been arrested for throwing an iron bowl at Lee Jae-myung, a candidate of the Democratic Party of Korea, who was running for the Incheon National Assembly by-election and was campaigning on the streets.



Incheon Gyeyang Police Station arrested a man in his 60s on charges of obstructing elections under the Public Official Election Act.



On the afternoon of the 22nd, Judge Bae Goo-min of the Incheon District Court issued an arrest warrant saying, "There is a risk of fleeing" after conducting an interrogation of the suspect (examination of the validity of the warrant) before the arrest of Mr.



Before attending the warrant substantive examination, Mr. A answered, "Yes, I'm sorry" to the reporter's question, "Do you admit the charges?"



Person A is accused of obstructing the election campaign by throwing an iron bowl at Lee while walking on the sidewalk outside the building at a restaurant in Gyesan-dong, Gyeyang-gu, Incheon at around 9:35 pm on the 20th.



It was investigated that Mr. A was drinking with an acquaintance on the outdoor terrace of a restaurant on the first floor and threw a stainless steel bowl containing chicken bones when candidate Lee passed the store.



At the time, candidate Lee was campaigning along with candidate Yoon Hwan of Gyeyang-gu mayor and candidate of district councilor Jo Deok-je.



There were supporters and young students around, but there were no injuries.



Person A is said to have stated to the police, "It was noisy as this candidate passed by," and "I was drinking and I felt bad."



Police believe that Mr. A does not belong to a specific political party, but he has applied for an arrest warrant for the act of obstructing the election campaign that should be severely punished.



When it became known that the police had applied for an arrest warrant, Lee said, "I hope for mercy," while "obstructing elections, such as violence, is a crime that threatens democracy."

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