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Alleged box-cutter attacker arrested

Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:47 AM   |   Comments

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A South Korean man was arrested after allegedly attacking subway passengers with a box-cutter, injuring seven of them, police said.

The man, identified by his family name Yoo, was heading from Euijeongbu to Seoul when the incident happened, Yonhap news agency reported Saturday.

Police officer Oh Yoon-hui said Yoo started his alleged attack when the train was about 14 miles outside of the capital. Seven people were injured.

The suspect then got off the train and ran just under 400 feet before police caught up with him, Oh said.

Yoo's motive was not immediately clear, Oh said.

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