The South Korean Ministry of National Defense states that a North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea after killing two of his superiors.
- AP via ''The Union Democrat
- A Korean People's Army soldier defects to South Korea via the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). He was shot and injured by fellow North Korean soldiers as he crossed to the South Korean side at Panmunjom, and has been taken to hospital.
- A North Korean soldier defects to South Korea after swimming across the Han River, the second North Korean defection in a week.
- A North Korean soldier crosses the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and defects to South Korea, the first since September 2016.
- South Korea announces it will be raising its US$217,000 cash reward for classified information from North Korea by defectors to $860,000.
- North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom, Thae Yong-ho, defects with his family to South Korea.