N. Korea detains U.S. citizen: Media reports

Seoul, [South Korea], April 23 (ANI): A U.S. citizen was reportedly detained by the North Korean authorities at Pyongyang International Airport on his way out of the country on Friday, Yonhap news agency reported citing sources on Sunday.

According to sources, the U.S. citizen is a former Korean-American professor the Yanbian University of Science and Technology and has been identified only by his surname Kim.

Kim in his late 50s has been engaged in aid and relief programs to North Korea.

He reportedly was in the North for about a month to discuss relief activities.

The reason for his arrest is still not clear.

According to the report, this is the latest in a series of American nationals being arrested in North Korea as two other U.S. citizens, a college student Otto Warmbier and Korean-American pastor Kim Dong-chul are also currently detained in the North after being sentenced to long prison terms for alleged acts against the country.(ANI)