An American professor who was teaching in North Korea has been arrested and accused of attempting to overthrow the reclusive nation's government. Kim Sang Dok, who is also known as Tony Kim, was arrested last month at the airport as he tried to leave the country.
North Korea confirmed Wednesday that it has detained an American professor who was seized April 22 at Pyongyang International Airport as he tried to leave the country.
The Korean Central News Agency says Kim Sang Dok, whose American name is Tony Kim, is accused of attempting to overthrow the government of the North's authoritarian leader, Kim Jong Un.
"He was intercepted for committing criminal acts of hostility aimed to overturn the DPRK not only in the past but also during his last stay before interception," reported the Korean News Agency.
The arrest comes amidst tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.