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King ran across the border from South Korea during a tour in July.
LONDON -- Travis King, the American soldier who two months ago crossed into North Korea, is back in U.S. custody, a U.S. official has confirmed.
North Korea announced earlier Wednesday that it would expel King, who ran across the border from South Korea during a tour in July.
"The relevant organ of the DPRK decided to expel Travis King, a soldier of the U.S. Army who illegally intruded into the territory of the DPRK, under the law of the Republic," the North's official Korean Central News Agency said.
(FILES) In this photo taken in Seoul on August 16, 2023, a man walks past a television showing a news broadcast featuring a photo of US soldier Travis King (C), who ran across the border into North Korea while part of a tour group visiting the Demilitarized Zone on South Korea's border on July 18. North Korea has decided to expel US soldier Travis King, who was detained after crossing the border from the South in July, the KCNA state news agency said on September 27.
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