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SEOUL — South Korean police want to further question two soldiers accused of attacking a taxi driver early Saturday morning in Seoul’s Gangnam District.

Police said Tuesday they detained and questioned a 22- year-old sergeant and 27-year-old private first class but that a third suspect had fled the scene.

The two soldiers were turned over to the U.S. military after the initial round of questioning, police said during a phone interview.

A U.S. Forces Korea spokesman verified there was a weekend incident with U.S. troops, but was unable to provide details.

The police said the three soldiers ditched a taxi at around 3 a.m. Saturday after running up about a $93 taxi fare. Police said the 35-year-old taxi driver chased down the soldiers, who then beat and choked him, causing minor injuries.

Police said people witnessing the attack called the police and that the soldiers paid the fare before police arrived.

One officer suffered minor injuries when he was thrown into a wall during a scuffle while apprehending the soldiers, police said.

One solider is stationed at Camp Stanley, police said, and the other is stationed at Camp Humphreys.

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