Tik Root, Middlebury Student Missing In Syria, Returns Home

Tik Root, Middlebury Student Missing In Syria, Returns Home

A Middlebury College student who went missing in Syria last month has returned to the United States.

Pathik “Tik” Root, 21, disappeared March 18 in Damascus. For weeks, his parents struggled to engineer his return. He was able to leave Damascus this weekend, the Boston Globe reports. “I’m just shocked,” Root said upon his return. “Thirty-six hours ago, I was in prison. I’m just trying to comprehend all of this. I’m just really, really glad to be back.”

The Burlington Free Press has more on Root’s release:

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