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Ranking Army officer under probe jumps to death: police

All Headlines 16:56 December 07, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Yonhap) -- A ranking Army officer under a prosecution investigation on illegal surveillance charges jumped off a building in an apparent suicide, police said Friday.

Lt. Gen. Lee Jae-su appears to have thrown himself off a building located in the eastern district of Songpa at around 2:48 p.m., police said.

The former chief of the Defense Security Command, the military intelligence unit, was being probed by the prosecution over his alleged involvement in the illegal surveilling of bereaved families of victims from a 2014 deadly ferry sinking that took more than 300 lives.

Police said they are investigating the scene.

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