A FEMALE suspect was arrested yesterday in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam, Malaysian officials said.
They said the woman was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and was carrying Vietnamese travel documents.
The woman was identified on the travel document as Doan Thi Huong, Reuters reported, citing police.
Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday at a low-cost carrier terminal at the airport, a senior Malaysian Government official said.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the case involves sensitive diplomacy.
The official said Kim told medical workers that he had been attacked by a chemical spray. He died on his way to the hospital.
Few details about why Kim was targeted have been provided by Malaysian officials. Police said an autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death.
Multiple South Korean media reports said Kim was killed at the airport by two women believed to be North Korean agents.