NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) — The U.S.-led United Nations Command in Seoul, South Korea, released shocking footage Wednesday of a North Korean soldier defecting to South Korea earlier this month as his fellow soldiers open fire on him.
The soldier crossed the border at the Panmunjom truce village on Nov. 13, but not before he was almost captured and shot at 40 times, according to U.N. Command.
In the video, North Korean military vehicles are seen speeding towards the border, passing checkpoints manned by North Korean guards before appearing to get stuck.
In the CCTV footage, one of the soldiers briefly crosses the border pursuing the wounded defector as he dashes to the South Korean side.
The soldier, whose rank and identity have not been disclosed, was flown by a U.S. military helicopter to a hospital.