American citizen detained by North Korea after crossing DMZ, U.N. says


North Korean officials have detained a U.S. national who crossed into the country through the demarcation zone without authority, a United Nations body responsible for ensuring security on the border reported Tuesday.

“We believe he is currently in DPRK custody and are working with our KPA counterparts to resolve this incident,” United Nations Command said in a tweet, referring to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and its armed forces.

The American individual, whom U.N. officials did not identify by name, was visiting the Joint Security Area that separates North and South Korea while on an “orientation tour,” the United Nations said.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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