- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - One of two American hostages freed after months of being held in Yemen’s raging civil war has been reunited with family in Michigan.

Former U.S. Marine Sam Farran was greeted Tuesday night at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus by family and supporters. The Dearborn Heights man tells reporters that he “paced that cell … thinking about this moment when I’m going to see them again.”

The security industry worker says he’s “very happy” and “glad to be home.”

Oman announced Sunday night that it had negotiated the release of two Americans, as well as three Saudis and a British citizen who had been held by Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels. The other freed American was Scott Darden, who works for a New Orleans-based logistics company.


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