South Korea: Unidentified person crosses heavily militarized border into North Korea

Pertinent authorities were still validating the truths, the declaration included.

The individual was identified at the eastern front of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at around 9:20 p.m. regional time on Saturday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Personnel (JCS) stated. The individual was discovered by the military with using a thermal observation gadget.

The JCS stated soldiers were dispatched however they were not able to discover the individual, who crossed the Armed force Separation Line into North Korea at around 10:40 p.m.

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A military authorities stated security video cameras had actually previously caught the individual climbing up a barbed wire fence at around 6:40 p.m. Saturday, however the guard on CCTV responsibility had actually missed it.

The authorities stated they were presently working to determine the individual which it is unidentified whether the individual was still alive.

“We sent a notice to North Korea to protect our people yesterday and there has been no response from North Korea,” South Korea’s Defense Ministry spokesperson Boo Seung-chan stated Monday.

There were “no unusual movements of the North Korean military” in relation to Sunday’s occurrence, he included.

North Korean state media did not report on any crossings over the DMZ over night.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.