Thursday, April 25, 2019

"No bond for California veteran suspected in attack on North Korean Embassy in Spain"


A U.S. Marine veteran from Southern California was part of a group of dissidents wielding machetes and fake guns when they stormed the North Korean Embassy in Madrid and tied up and beat officials inside, federal prosecutors alleged in a criminal complaint released Tuesday.


Free Joseon, also known as the Cheollima Civil Defense group, styles itself as a government in exile dedicated to toppling the ruling Kim family dynasty in North Korea.


As the other members of the group fled in the stolen embassy vehicles, Hong Chang hailed an Uber using the alias “Oswaldo Trump.”


Three North Korean students went to the embassy, jumped over a fence and ran inside to free the workers who were still tied up.