The new U.S. Forces Korea building seen at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, June, 29, 2018. MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
The new U.S. Forces Korea building seen at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, June, 29, 2018. MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

US military increases security at S. Korea bases due to potential threat

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military in South Korea increased security at bases across the divided peninsula Friday after receiving a potential threat.

Security measures were stepped up after American law enforcement officials notified U.S. Forces Korea of the potential threat by an individual against the installations, according to a USFK announcement posted on social media.

“Organizations from USFK, [South Korea] and law enforcement are cooperating to appropriately assess the credibility of the threat,” it said. “During this time, you may see increased force protection measures.”

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