No shots were fired during the defection
The soldier was spotted in front of a guard post just after 8 am on Thursday after crossing through the DMZ, Yonhap News Agency reported, quoting the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
CNN has quoted a South Korean Ministry of Defence official, as saying, that the soldier was in custody and authorities would investigate the reason for the defection.
This was the second defection across the heavily guarded border in less than two months. Another North Korean soldier was shot multiple times while dramatically escaping to the South on November 13. (ANI)