Sunday, September 21, 2014   

SKorea use stand-in to portray runaway soldier
(06-24 18:16)

South Korea's Defense Ministry has acknowledged it used a stand-in to portray a captured runaway soldier to deceive journalists as the real fugitive was taken to a hospital following a failed suicide attempt.
A ministry official said Tuesday the ploy was used because the fugitive needed swift medical treatment and the media could have caused a delay. The official requested anonymity citing department rules.
He said authorities used two ambulances _ one carrying the injured fugitive and the other with another soldier whose body and face were covered by a blanket. The decoy was carried into the hospital as photographers snapped pictures.
He said the ambulance carrying the real fugitive entered the hospital through its basement.
The sergeant had fled after killing five colleagues Saturday. He was captured Monday. --AP   
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