(CNN) — American journalist Michael Scott Moore, held for more than two years by Somali pirates, has been freed, Moore’s family and a Somali official told CNN on Tuesday.
“We are just elated,” Marlis Saunders, Moore’s mother, said in a brief conversation. “It took a lot of work for us to get this point. And to hear he is free — just joyful, I can’t describe it.”
“All this is just so new,” said Saunders, who lives in Redondo Beach, California. “I did not have much time to talk with him. We just have a lot of things to do and I cannot talk anymore. We need a little time to evaluate all this.” FULL ARTICLE