Kim was detained on Saturday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported. “A relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes,” it added.
The two-paragraph report gave no further details of the latest arrest.
But it said Kim had been working for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) — an institution founded by evangelical Christians from overseas and opened in 2010, which is known to have a number of American faculty members. Pupils are generally children from the North’s elite.
A State Department official in Washington on Sunday issued a terse comment about the American’s reported detention.
“We are aware of reports that a US citizen was detained in North Korea,” the statement said.
“The security of US citizens is one of the Department’s highest priorities.”
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