Spanish Court: North Korean Embassy Attack Suspects Fled To U.S.

A Spanish National Police car is seen outside the North Korea's embassy in Madrid, Spain February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo

NPR: North Korean Embassy Attack Suspects Fled To U.S., Spanish Court Says

A Spanish court says assailants who broke into North Korea's Embassy in Madrid last month later fled to the U.S.

According to new documents unsealed on Tuesday, the perpetrators of the attack included a U.S. citizen and another resident. The leader of the plot fled via Lisbon to Newark, N.J., and offered stolen material to the FBI in New York.

"We have no comment," Martin Feely, a spokesman for the FBI's New York field office, told NPR in an email.

Spain's Embassy in Washington, D.C., also declined to comment. "There is a judicial procedure underway," an embassy spokesperson said.

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More News On Reports That The North Korean Embassy Attack Suspects Fled To The U.S.

Attackers behind assault on North Korean embassy fled to US via Portugal -- El Pais
Spain Says Gang Stole Material From North Korean Embassy and Offered It to F.B.I. -- The New York Times
Mexican national stole files from North Korean embassy in Spain for the FBI, Spanish court says -- Euronews/Reuters
Spain: FBI was offered stolen data from NKorea embassy raid -- FOX News/AP
Intruders at North Korean embassy in Madrid contacted FBI: Spanish court -- SCMP
Mexican national offered FBI materials stolen from North Korean embassy in Spain: Report -- The Hill
Spain: North Korea embassy intruder contacted FBI, judge says -- Al Jazeera

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