Freed Canadian safe in Italy
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.