Fugitive S.Korean soldier captured alive after attempting suicide
Updated: 2014-06-23 14:43
A military ambulance transporting a conscript soldier who shot and killed five comrades, travels to a hospital in Goseong June 23, 2014.[Photo/Agencies]
SEOUL - The fugitive South Korean solider, who had been at large after killing five comrades in a shooting spree Saturday night, was captured alive on Monday afternoon after attempting to commit suicide with his K-2 rifle, local broadcaster YTN and Yonhap News Agency reported.
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The runaway Army sergeant, identified only by his surname Lim, attempted a suicide at about 2:55 p.m. local time when his father and brother were pleading with him to turn himself in to the military.
Lim was being taken to a nearby hospital, and the injury was not threatening his life, according to reports.
The 22-year-old, who was serving sentry at the Demilitarized Zone, fired some 10 shots at his fellow soldiers at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, killing five and wounding seven others.