Malaysian authorities detain a suspect in the killing of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s half brother
(FOX)- A female suspect has been arrested on Wednesday in connection with the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, Malaysian officials said.
The statement says the woman was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and was carrying Vietnamese travel documents.
The woman was identified on the travel document as Doan Thi Huong, Reuters reported, citing police.
Kim Jong Nam, 46, the estranged half-brother, was targeted on Monday at a low-cost carrier terminal at the airport, a senior Malaysian government official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the case involves sensitive diplomacy.
The official said Kim told medical workers that he had been attacked by a chemical spray. He died on his way to the hospital.
Few details about why Kim was targeted have been provided by Malaysian officials. Police said an autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death.