US envoy to be released from Seoul hospital after knife attack

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye (L) meets with US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert at the Yonsei Severance Hospital in Seoul on March 9, 2015US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert will be released from hospital Tuesday where he has been treated for injuries he sustained in a knife attack last week, doctors said. Lippert, 42, suffered deep gashes to his face and hand after he was attacked by a knife-wielding nationalist activist at a breakfast function in central Seoul. The US diplomat had all 80 stitches from his face removed and the pain in his left wrist has also subsided, head of Yonsei University Health System Jung Nam-Shik told reporters.

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