South Korean president visits injured US envoy and reflects on her past attack by box cutter

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.