North Korea Arrests NYU Student From South Korea

North Korea said Saturday it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. The official Korean Central News Agency said that Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the U.S. and lives in New Jersey, was arrested on April 22 after crossing the Amnok River from the Chinese town of Dandong. The agency added that the 21-year-old man is being questioned by state authorities and has admitted that his actions were in violation of North Korean law. In New York, a spokesman for New York University, John Beckman, confirmed that Joo was a junior at NYU's Stern School of Business, but was not taking classes this semester and the university was unaware of his travels.



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