College student from Cincinnati detained in North Korea - WDRB 41 Louisville News

College student from Cincinnati detained in North Korea

Posted: Updated:
Otto Frederick Warmbier Otto Frederick Warmbier

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A University of Virginia student from Cincinnati is being held in North Korea.

Otto Frederick Warmbier is accused of committing a hostile act against the government.

The China-based travel company that organized his trip says Warmbier was detained in January.

Officials claim he entered the country to bring down the North Korean government.

Ohio Governor John Kasich calls the arrest inexcusable and says Warmbier needs to be released immediately.

Warmbier is a third-year student studying commerce at the University of Virginia.

Copyright 2016 WDRB News. All rights reserved.

  • Sign Up for WDRB's Sports Newsletter

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.