#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – October 21 – Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released, the State Department said Tuesday.
American detainee who was arrested in North Korea for leaving a bible at his hotel is released and on his way home, but two other US men remain in secretive state
State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Fowle was home Tuesday after negotiators left Pyongyang.
An American government plane picked up Fowle on Tuesday before flying to Guam, a senior State Department official told CNN.
Fowle was arrested at the airport earlier this year while trying to leave North Korea.
He spoke to CNN with Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, two Americans also being held in North Korea.
In the interview, Fowle said he has ‘no complaints’ about his treatment.
‘It’s been very good so far, and I hope and pray that it continues, while I’m here two more days or two more decades,’ he said.
Analysts say North Korea has previously used detained Americans as leverage in its stand-off with the U.S. over its nuclear and missile programs, a charge that Pyongyang denies.