Motorists wait to enter Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, in 2014. STARS AND STRIPES
Motorists wait to enter Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, in 2014. STARS AND STRIPES

South Korean woman caught trespassing onto US Army garrison in Seoul

by Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — A South Korean woman trespassed on this U.S. Army base in Seoul via one of the main gates but was quickly caught and turned over to local police, officials said Wednesday.

The woman entered Yongsan without permission at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through the access control point near the Noksapyeong subway station known as Gate 3, which is on the edge of the popular neighborhood of Itaewon, said garrison spokesman Wes Hayes.

“A garrison worker saw a suspicious woman near that area and immediately reported it to the provost marshal’s office, who responded to the scene and apprehended her,” Hayes said, adding the woman had been turned over to South Korean officials.

He declined to give more details, saying garrison security officials are investigating the incident.

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