South Korean opposition leader Lee Jae-myung was attacked and wounded Tuesday by an unidentified man during a visit to the southeastern city of Busan, emergency officials said.
Busan’s emergency office said Lee was attacked while visiting construction sites for a new airport in the city.
Lee, head of the main opposition Democratic Party, was conscious, but his exact status was unknown.
South Korean media reported that witnesses said the man used a sharp weapon to wound Lee in the neck.
Lee lost the 2022 presidential election to President Yoon Suk Yeol by a narrow margin.