February 25th, 2011
08:32 AM ET

American who fled Libya: "It was like a tsunami hit Tripoli"

Americans are fleeing Libya as unrest in the country continues. CNN's T.J. Holmes speaks to George Sayar and Cyrus Sany, who just returned to the United States from Libya.

The men described a chaotic scene. "Me and my colleague finally made it out after three hours of kicking and shoving and kicking," Sayar says. Sany described taking six hours to get from the parking lot to the airport ticket counter.

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  1. raven

    I would flee too. Its prolly gonna get worse before it gets better tho and my thoughts are with all the people there ,citizens or not .

    February 25, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. personny

    Israel is becoming a nation. http://nopolicestate.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt_29.html

    February 26, 2011 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. ed bailey

    I am curious why any intelligent sane American would be hanging out in libya. Along with the sane part I might add honest.their presence was kinda like speculating on the stock market.ah but you get what you pay for!

    February 26, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bill

    The reason people are working in libya is all about the money you can make there, what other reason working for a unstable country in the middle east were you could get killed. This is the chance you take.

    February 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Karen

    How awful.

    February 27, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |