The Siheung Police Station in Gyeonggi Province announced on the 2nd that they are investigating a 40-year-old man A who has not been detained on charges of setting fire to a flag related to the Itaewon disaster.
Person A is suspected of lighting a banner with the phrase ‘Guide to the Incense Office for Itaewon Accident Victims’ placed in Jeongwang-dong, Siheung-si around 10:20pm the previous day with a detonator.
As a result, around 30 cm of the lower part of the flag was lost.
After receiving a witness report at 10:40pm on the same day, the police identified A as a suspect through a nearby CCTV video.
Person A is said to have stated, “I’m drunk and I don’t remember well.”