The suspect, who works for the US Division of Homeland safety, is accused of bodily attacking a South Korean citizen whereas drunk on the day earlier than the president arrived, an officer at Seoul’s Yongsan district police advised AFP.
The American man in his 30s and the alleged sufferer received right into a struggle over a taxi in entrance of the Grand Hyatt lodge, the place Biden is believed to be staying throughout his go to to South Korea.
“The incident happened within the very early hours of Thursday and he was formally investigated immediately,” the officer mentioned.
The alleged sufferer didn’t endure any main accidents, he added.
Biden arrived in South Korea Friday on his first Asia journey as US chief, aiming to cement ties with regional safety allies regardless of rising fears of a North Korean nuclear check.
Seoul is an in depth safety ally of Washington, and the US stations round 28,500 troops in South Korea to assist defend the nation in opposition to the nuclear-armed North.
Biden will head to Japan from South Korea on Sunday.