CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea — A U.S. soldier was detained by South Korean police after a taxi driver in Uijeongbu reportedly was assaulted Friday, 8th Army officials confirmed.

An 8th Army spokesman said the Camp Casey Provost Marshal office was notified of a reported assault on a taxi driver at 12:05 a.m. that morning by a soldier stationed in Uijeongbu.

The spokesman said the assault allegedly resulted in facial injuries to the driver.

“The accused soldier was apprehended and detained by Korean National Police, then released to the Camp Red Cloud Provost Marshal office for further processing,” the spokesman said.

“The investigation into this incident is ongoing with full cooperation by both the Korean National Police and the U.S. Military Provost Marshals’ office.”

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