WATCH | Two women reportedly used "poison needles" to kill Kim Jong-un's half-brother in Malaysia.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother was killed in Malaysia with "poison needles" Monday night, according to South Korean media outlets.
The reports, which haven't been verified, said Kim's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport Monday night by two women who then fled the scene. Yonhap News reports that the women are "North Korean spies."
Kim Jong Nam died on the way to the hospital, according to an unidentified government source.
South Korean news is reporting that Kim Jong Nam, KJU's older brother, has been killed in Malaysia by 2 female agents with a poison needle.— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) February 14, 2017
State-run news agency KBS reported that the female suspects escaped "in a taxi."
Kim Jong Nam was the eldest son of Kim Jong Il, the previous leader of North Korea. Kim Jong Nam was thought to be his successor, but those plans dissipated when Kim Jong Nam was caught in Japan on a fake passport trying to go to Tokyo Disney. This was in the early 2000s.
His younger half-brother, Kim Jong-un, was declared Kim Jong Il's successor when he died in 2011.