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PYEONGTAEK, South Korea – Police in Pyeongtaek on Monday were questioning the son of a U.S. servicemember as a suspect in the weekend beating and robbery of a university student.

They declined to identify the suspect while the investigation is under way and had no immediate information on the university student’s injuries.

Police said they suspect the youth is one of three males who attacked the 19-year-old student from behind, knocking him to the ground and punching and kicking him before stealing his bag.

The student, who they identified as Hyun, was attacked around 1:40 a.m. Saturday outside a Kumho apartment building in Seojeung-dong, Pyeongtaek, police said.

Police said they detained one suspect that night near the scene of the attack, but that the other two fled.

The suspect denied any involvement in the attack and asked for medical treatment for injuries he sustained while being held, according to police.

He was later turned over to the U.S. military.


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