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Trevor Reed Arrives Back in the U.S. After Prisoner Exchange with Russia



Trevor Reed, the former Marine released in a prisoner exchange Wednesday after nearly three years in a Russian jail, has arrived back in the United States. Reed landed at Kelly Field airport in San Antonio at 12:33 a.m. CT Thursday.


It brings an end to Reed's anguished ordeal in which he spent 985 days in Russian detention, according to family spokesperson Jonathan Franks.

The 30-year-old from Texas was released in the prisoner exchange with Russia that saw President Joe Biden commute the sentence of Konstantin Yaroshenko, a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving time in Connecticut.


Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, shared photos side by side with Reed after he touched down in the U.S. He had lobbied for his constituent's release for more than a year, celebrating Reed's return Thursday in a tweet.

"This is the moment we have all been praying for," he wrote.


(NBC News)



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