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Kidnapped US Missionary Released in Haiti


Parents of a U.S. missionary kidnapped in Haiti say he has been released after two days in captivity.

Pritchard Adams had been kidnapped by four men as he left his Cap-Haitien church Sunday night.

His parents confirmed he was freed late Tuesday. In a telephone interview, they said the kidnappers had originally demanded at least $80,000 for his release, and then lowered the ransom to $5,000. They did not know whether the ransom was paid.

Adams went to Haiti some 24 years ago, where he became the principal of a Christian school. He later moved to Cap-Haitien, where he opened a church, at first holding services in a World War II-era tent. His ministry has grown to include some 1,000 members.

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