Vt. - A published author and freelance journalist who is a graduate from Vermont's Middlebury College was released Sunday after almost two years in captivity in Syria.
Peter Theo Curtis, 45, crossed into Syria in October of 2012.
That's when his family thinks he was captured by a militant group.
National security adviser Susan Rice says Curtis is now safe outside of Syria.
The family say they're relieved he is safe, and are deeply saddened by the killing of New Hampshire Journalist James Foley.