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An American student has been arrested in North Korea.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has the story:

University of Virginia student Otto Frederick Warmbier, who's 21, was in North Korea for a five-day new year trip.

He was detained at Pyongyang Airport on January 2nd before a flight back to China, according to the tour group that organized that visit.

North Korean officials say he was arrested for what it calls a "hostile act", orchestrated by the American government to undermine the country -- entering under the guise of a tourist and plotting to destroy North Korean unity.

They aren't saying just exactly what that act was.

Social media accounts for Warmbier show interests in finance, travel and rap music... And he was on the university's Dean's List.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.