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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's president has visited injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert amid an outpouring of public sympathy and support for the envoy attacked by a knife-wielding man.
Lippert is hospitalized at Seoul's Severance Hospital where Park also received treatment in 2006 when she was knifed by a man with a box cutter during an election rally. Park was then an opposition leader.
Park's office says the president headed to the hospital shortly after she returned to South Korea from a Middle East tour on Monday.
Park was quoted as saying "my heart is aching more" because Lippert is hospitalized at the same hospital due to a similar attack.
Conservative activists and Christians have wished Lippert a quick recovery, and one well-wishing man even tried to offer dog meat to him.