Man among two US hostages freed from Yemen returns to Michigan

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) – A man who was 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 as well as 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 being 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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