Man arrested in Greenport was wanted for murder in South Korea

10/10/2011 12:01 PM |

A South Korean man who was wanted for murder in his native country was arrested after he began throwing fish back in the water when he was seen fishing by Southold Town Bay Constables at Clark’s Beach in Greenport Sunday morning, according to police reports.

Police said the Bay Constables, while on patrol just after 11:30 a.m., saw Byungsoo Kim, 57, who currently lives in Long Island City, fishing on the beach.

When the constables approached, Mr. Kim began throwing the fish he had caught back into the Sound, despite the fact that officers told him not to throw away the fish. While the officers were writing him a summons for dumping finfish, Mr. Kim fled on foot.

Not long after, the officers discovered that Mr. Kim was wanted by Interpol for murder in South Korea.

He was later found in a wooded area not far from the beach by the Southold Police Department K-9 Unit, with the assistance of the Suffolk County Police Aviation Unit.

Mr. Kim was arrested for the dumping finfish violation and held for Interpol on the murder charge.

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