North Korea announced Wednesday that it will expel Travis King, the US soldier who has been detained there since he ran across the South Korean border in July.
King, 23, allegedly confessed to illegally entering the Hermit Kingdom following an investigation, officials said Wednesday morning via the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), according to the Yonhap News Agency.
“The relevant organ of the DPRK decided to expel Travis King, a soldier of the U.S. Army who illegally intruded into the territory of the DPRK, under the law of the Republic,” the announcement read.
The young soldier – who was facing disciplinary action following a series of dust-ups in South Korea – was reportedly bitter over poor treatment and racism within the US forces, North Korea previously claimed.
North Korea did not specify when King will be deported, or where the state will send him.
With Post wires