North Korea detains US soldier who crossed Military Demarcation Line, official says

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An American soldier has been detained in North Korea on Tuesday after crossing the Military Demarcation Line, a senior U.S. official tells Fox News.

The U.N. Command earlier said that a U.S. national on a tour to the joint security area between North and South Korea crossed the Military Demarcation Line without authorization and is now believed to be in detained in North Korea.

“A U.S. National on a JSA orientation tour crossed, without authorization, the Military Demarcation Line into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK),” the peacekeeping force said in a tweet. “We believe he is currently in DPRK custody and are working with our Korean People’s Army counterparts to resolve this incident.”

The identity of the individual was not immediately available.

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