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Cincinnati native, US Ambassador to South Korea injured in attack in Seoul

New U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, right, is greeted by South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) New U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, right, is greeted by South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
MARIEMONT, OH (FOX19) - U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert who was attacked by a man wielding a razor in Seoul South Korea Thursday has Cincinnati ties.

According to the Associated Press, the man wielding a razor screamed that the rival Koreas should be reunified.

Images showed Lippert bleeding from his head and write, but his injuries weren't immediately clear, the Associated Press reports.  YTN TV in South Korea say that the injuries weren't seen as life threatening.  

[Related: SKorean media say US ambassador attacked and hurt]

Lippert, 42, was born in Cincinnati to Susan and Jim Lippert in 1973. He graduated from Mariemont High School in June 1991 then attended Stanford University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Arts degree in International Policy Studies.

"I'm proud of him, I mean he's serving our country," said Mark Lippert's father, Jim Lippert. "I'm sorrowful that it happened. It caused me great anxiety, it caused our family great anxiety and despair. It was really redeeming that he was not seriously hurt."

According to gpo.gov, Lippert was a research assistant from September 1992 to July 1993 for the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. He was formerly the U.S. Assistant Secretary Defense for Asian affairs before becoming ambassador in Seoul of last year.

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