SEOUL, South Korea

Tourist, 56, from Ohio detained in North Korea

North Korea has detained a 56-year old man from Ohio, accusing him of an unspecified crime after he traveled to the communist-led country as a tourist, the nation’s state news agency and the man’s family said Friday. The North is now holding three Americans.

The state Korean Central News Agency identified the latest detainee as Jeffrey Edward Fowle. It said he arrived in North Korea on April 29 and authorities were investigating him for committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit. It did not give details.

U.S. officials confirmed the detention but didn’t identify the person for privacy reasons, nor comment on reports that he was held after leaving a Bible in his hotel room.

A spokesman for the family said, Fowle, who is married with three children, was not on a mission for his church.

One of the other two U.S. detainees is Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae, who has been held since November 2012, and is serving 15 years of hard labor for what the North says were hostile acts against the state.

WAUKESHA, Wis.

Young victim of stabbing is released from hospital

A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who police say was repeatedly stabbed by two classmates trying to curry favor with a fictional horror character has been released from the hospital, the victim’s parents said Friday night.

The girl narrowly survived being stabbed 19 times.

The two 12-year-old girls have been charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the stabbing.

Police say the girls told detectives they wanted to kill the other girl in hopes of pleasing Slender Man, a spooky character on a horror website.

Anthony Cotton, an attorney for one of the girls charged in the stabbing, has said he will push to get the girl’s case transferred to juvenile court.

– From news service reports