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Baseball: Korean fan from 'Surprise Zone' assaults umpire, gets life ban

Published on May 1, 2014 6:51 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - A South Korean baseball fan ran onto the field and assaulted an umpire on Wednesday, after climbing over a fence in the "Surprise Zone" at Champions Field stadium in the southern city of Gwangju.

The game between the Kia Tigers and SK Wyverns was held up before the start of the seventh inning after the fan ran over to the first base umpire Park Keun Young and put him in a headlock.

The 30-year-old was restrained by an SK coach and security guards before being handed over to police.

Local media said he had been drinking.

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