UN Releases Shocking Video Of North Korean Defector's Mad Dash Into The South Under Fire

Authored by Ryan Pickrell via The Daily Caller,

Incredible video footage from the tense Korean Demilitarized Zone shows one North Korean soldier’s desperate dash into South Korea as his comrades let loose a barrage of bullets.

United Nations Command released CCTV footage Tuesday of a suspected staff sergeant in his 20s fleeing his desolate country, first in a jeep and then on foot, with North Korean soldiers hot on his heels. The man crossed into South Korea at the Joint Security Area while his comrades chased after him, firing on him as he ran.

A clearer and more detailed video of this extremely rare incident can be seen below.

In the video, four North Korean soldiers can be seen pursuing the defector, trying to kill him before he can reach freedom.

The young North Korean soldier was shot multiple times, but he succeeded in making it into South Korea before he collapsed in a pile of leaves. He was rescued by South Korean troops and airlifted to a medical facility in Suwon. He has already undergone two major surgeries, and he is scheduled to have another surgery Wednesday.

The operations were complicated by the presence of numerous parasites and widespread infection, but the medical team has so far managed to keep him alive.

The North Korean soldier has regained consciousness and is communicating with the medical staff, but conversation is limited. His first words were reportedly “Is this actually South Korea?”

The medical staff hung the South Korean flag in his hospital room to comfort him and to remind him that he actually made it. The medical personnel at Ajou University Hospital where the man is receiving treatment suspect the soldier is suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

In addition to revealing details about one man’s daring escape, the video shows multiple armistice violations on the part of the North Korean troops at the JSA. Not only were they carrying prohibited weapons, but they also fired and personally crossed into South Korea at the Military Demarcation Line during the incident.

Comments

svayambhu108 svayambhu108 Wed, 11/22/2017 - 03:06 Permalink

>You know it's gotta be pretty bad in there to go through all that just to join the hot mess out here. He doesn't know about the mess if he listens to voice of america or radio shit free europe, here in romania my grandparents listened to them an when he saw what freedom after Ceausescu means he said how could they ate all that shit for years when its worse than comunism.

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auricle auricle Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:59 Permalink

He decides to defect through the most heavily guarded portion of the border. Sounds not very legit. If you want to defect you follow a non descript boarder area. This is the equivalent of blowing through the san diego boarder gates. Possible but not very plausable. Just ask the millions of mexicans how to beat a boarder crossing. 

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Troll Magnet RAT005 Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:54 Permalink

Freedom? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Oh, shit, wait, wait...

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I guess...

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dishman1966 RAT005 Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:56 Permalink

It won't be easy for him.  He will have to compete with people who are from this century.  He won't get his free bowl of rice every other day that has been fertilized by human feces.    They do give them a free ride and an education for about 5 years but they have a hard time adjusting as they simply don't fit in.   As far as going during the day, might have been his only chance.  He probably wasn't going to last long over there or did something to piss someone off so he figured it was time to fly.  His debriefing will be interesting. 

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AllBentOutOfShape auricle Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:57 Permalink

The video is fake as fuck. How is anyone here buying into this shit?Where do we even start with this POS video. The 240p resolution, the constant white flashes, the car seemingly being fired at from both directly in front of the car and from directly behind the car with "green lasers" yet there's no vehicles, people, or roadblocks anywhere in sight, him getting out of the car and running and dodging those same green lasers again from both in front and from behind him and with no one in sight and with one of the laser shots looking like it hit him directly in the hand, or blurry mystery guy coming from around the corner, and from a completely different angle from where those laser shots were coming from btw, and just giving up chase after 3 seconds of running to point something at him... probably his finger gun.?

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HowdyDoody auricle Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:42 Permalink

Fortunately he decided to cross at the only border post with a tall tower suitable for placing a video camera with a massive zoom lens to capture his full approach. If he had decided to cross the other bridge 400 meters away he could have done it on foot shielded by trees, avoiding the long build up allowing the NK troops to get ready.

Tower at 37°57'23.96"N 126°40'29.56"E

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Moe Howard webmatex Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:44 Permalink

I was in the Berlin Brigade. One morning just before dawn, riding in the back of a deuce and a half, I saw a body hanging from a tree in the center island of the boulevard. Turns out it was a dead East German who flew over the wall hanging from a homemade balloon earlier that night, he died before he came down, from bouncing off the buildings downtown.Years later I spent a year of my life sitting on the DMZ about a 1/2 mile from where this North Korean crossed. Camp Greaves, Band of Brothers, "We Stand Alone".Nothing like this happened when I was there.The worst was Christmas, the South Koreans had huge speakers on the DMZ, they blasted Christmas music north non-stop. Plus they put a huge illuminated Christmas tree on a hilltop. One thought; Prison Planet.

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css1971 Sabibaby Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:13 Permalink

Average kill rate is about 25%.Don't believe the movies. People regularly get shot multiple times then continue fighting and kill their shooter.This is why police tend to empty their magazine. You keep pulling the trigger till they stop moving.All this shoot, and watch the opponent fly across the room stuff you see in movies is total bullshit. Physics. Equal opposite reactions. The recoil you feel at the gun is the same energy that the target feels. i.e. a hand gun shot is little more than a medium punch. The difference is it's focused in a point that's 1/16th square inch, allowing it to punch through muscle, break bones etc. The smaller the point the greater the pressures and forces applied.You hit someone with a baseball bat, you're supplying a couple of times the energy of a .223 rifle. Hit them with a war pick for similar effects. 12 guage is getting into the same energy ballpark you can apply when you're up close and personal.HTH

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