BOSTON — The Massachusetts man held captive in Iran for 40 days returned home to friends and family Sunday night. Matthew Trevithick arrived through the international arrivals door at Boston’s Logan Airport around 6:30 p.m., put his arm around his mother and guided her out the door, The Boston Globe reported. “We’re very excited. We were happy to hear Matt’s voice today. We are thrilled he is out of Iran,” his mother Amelia Newcomb said before his return, CBS Boston reported. The 30-year-old Hingham man was released Saturday independently of a prisoner exchange between the U.S. and Iran that saw four American prisoners discharged. Officials haven’t said why Trevithick was taken into custody. Phone messages left for his parents Sunday night were not immediately returned. Upon news of his release, his friends and colleagues said they were relieved. “I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who exudes as much energy, enthusiasm and curiosity,” said Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of international relations and history at Boston University, where Trevithick was his student. Bacevich said he was “immensely gratified” to learn of Trevithick’s release. “I only hope that his ordeal won’t compromise any of the qualities that make him the special person… Read full this story
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