Published On: Thu, Jan 17th, 2013

Stephen McFaul, Ireland man, confirmed safe after Algeria hostage crisis

The Algeria hostage crisis is over for one man who has contacted his family on Thursday.

UPDATE: The crisis is over, but details are unclear, more here

Stephen McFaul

Stephen McFaul

Stephen McFaul contacted his wife Thursday afternoon to confirm that he was safe.

“A safe camp, he called it,” said Brian McFaul. He told the BBC that Stephen phoned his wife Angela as soon as he was released confirming he was safe and secure.

“Angela said when she was talking to him he said he was fine, he was OK, he was safe and unharmed.

“In the past 48 hours, the whole family has just pulled together, both sides of it. You were constantly watching news and hoping that the next news you get is going to be good news. Then when we heard earlier on there was a large number of the hostages killed, and there was no mention of the Irish citizen being alive, then we were sort of expecting the worst.”

While details are sketchy and the death toll is unclear, McFaul’s story gives other families hope.

“I feel sorry for the other hostages who are still there. We don’t know what’s happened to them. And the ones that’s been killed. I feel sorry for their families.”

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