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SEOUL — South Korean police said they are seeking an arrest warrant for a man accused of vandalizing a statue outside of Camp Casey’s main gate.

Yangju police detective Yun Yeo-gil said the man, identified only as Choi, smashed the statue with a brick at about 10:20 p.m. Dec. 31. Riot police guarding the U.S. base apprehended Choi and turned him over to local police. Yun said Choi also is accused of vandalizing the statue on Dec. 15. Choi’s anti-American sentiments and state of intoxication led to the incidents, according to Yun.

The detective said the statue, of an American Indian, suffered $300 to $400 in damage.


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