The photographs which were taken on the spot, showed him holding the right side of his face. You can clearly see the blood in his left hand and the pink tie he was wearing for the occasion was splattered with blood as well. The department of US State has issued a confirmation of this attack and has announced that the injuries Mark Lippert received were not life threatening. According to CNN, he was given a total of 80 stitches on all the injuries. The spokesperson of the hosting group of that event has already expressed their shock and apology for this incident. However, after this attack, the security at events like these will be doubled and the people of South Korea should be expecting the US ambassador to pound on their streets in search of his attacker.