Freed Cana­dian safe in Italy

Toronto Star - - WORLD - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

MON­TREAL— The em­ployer of a Cana­dian ci­ti­zen who was kid­napped in Septem­ber in Libya says he’s do­ing phys­i­cally well after his re­lease.

A spokesper­son for the Mon­tre­alarea Aeronav Group added the com­pany doesn’t know when Frank Poc­cia will be back in Canada.

Poc­cia and two Ital­ian men were taken hostage by armed and masked men in Ghat, in south­west­ern Libya, on Sept. 19.

They were freed and brought to Italy Satur­day. All three men were de­scribed as tech­ni­cians in­volved in projects at the air­port in Ghat.

The spokesper­son for the Poin­teClaire, Que.-based aero­space com­pany where Poc­cia worked says they are thrilled with his re­lease.

“We are over­joyed with the news that our col­league, Frank Poc­cia, is safe and sound,” Judy Garner said in an email.

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