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SKorean man charged in knife attack on US envoy

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2015, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert listens to a question during a press conference before being discharged from Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, indicted Kim Ki-jong, 55,  who slashed Lippert in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2015, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert listens to a question during a press conference before being discharged from Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, indicted Kim Ki-jong, 55, who slashed Lippert in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)  (The Associated Press)

South Korean prosecutors have indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.

An official from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office says Kim Ki-jong also was indicted Wednesday on a charge of assaulting a foreign envoy and obstruction.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules, and gave no further details.

Police say Kim attacked Ambassador Mark Lippert with a knife during a breakfast forum on March 5. He suffered deep gashes on his face and arm.

Police say Kim chose Lippert as a target to highlight his opposition to ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills. North Korea has angrily reacted to the drills, calling them an invasion rehearsal.