North Korea Claims It Has An American Hostage

An American tourist in North Korea has allegedly been captured by the North Korea. Fox News reports the Korean Central News Agency said the country is holding Miller Matthew Todd, whose surname might be first in the release, for an “unspecified crime.”

According to KCNA, Todd visited the country in April with a tourist visa before tearing it up, saying he was seeking asylum and chose the country “as a shelter.”

This is not the first American hostage held by the country. North Korea is currently holding Korean-American Missionary Kenneth Bae. Bae was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in Nov. 2012 for what the state described as “hostile acts against the state.”