North Korea has detained a US citizen on suspicion of acts against the Pyongyang regime, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday. A State Department official told CNN the US is “aware of reports” that an American citizen was detained. The regime described Kim Hak-song as “a man who was doing business in relation to the operation of

Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.” KCNA said the American was detained Saturday, but did not release more details on his alleged crime. “The relevant authority is currently carrying out a detailed investigation into the crime of Kim Hak-song,” the state-run news agency said.The State Department official said the security of US citizens is one of the department’s top priorities. READ MORE